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Online access update

Don't forget to request your medication and book your appointments online. This can be done via Patient Access or our new online service portal Doc IQ.

Shaping the future of primary care in Guildford

If you are a patient with us or Guildowns Practice you may be interested in proposals for the development of services in new premises. See the section on the website.

Ask the pharmacist!

Many common illnesses can be treated at home. Ask your pharmacist for advice on the best medicines and treatments for minor ailments. To find your local pharmacy and its opening times - many are open late into the evening - see www.nhs.uk or call 111. For further information see the "Self help" and "Where to go for NHS care" links on this page.

Evening Surgery

We are open for evening appointments every Wednesday until 8pm (Appointments for this clinic must be booked in advance).

Extended access appointments

These are available at local surgeries in evenings and at weekends.


 

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's fit note for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

You can request a fit note by messaging us on line using Patient Access, or by emailing us at reception.woodbridge@nhs.net.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)



 
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