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  • As Monday May 27th is a Bank Holiday, the surgery will be closed.
  • The practice spring newsletter is available to read by clicking Lyngford Park Surgery Spring Newsletter
  • The practice now offers an appointment reminder service via text, for more information click here.
  • For more information about online consultations and queries scroll down or click here
  • Appointment Cancellation - To cancel an appointment simply text us on 07922037720 leaving your name and date of your appointment or ring our Reception Team on 01823 333355.
  • To view the updated practice privacy notice click here
  • Please note that the Private Travel Clinic service ceased with effect from 1 June 2017
  • You can also book appointments and order repeat medication online - ask at Reception. We want to offer you more choice and more convenience.
  • The practice offers appointments 5 days a week and up until 20:00 on Tuesdays (and some Wednesdays) - Remember, you can book an appointment up to 6 weeks in advance or, if you prefer, ring on the day.
  • Out of Hours - NHS 111 - This service is for when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency.

  • As Monday May 27th is a Bank Holiday, the surgery will be closed.
  • The practice spring newsletter is available to read by clicking Lyngford Park Surgery Spring Newsletter
    The practice now offers an appointment reminder service via text, for more information click here.
    For more information about online consultations and queries scroll down or click here
    Appointment Cancellation - To cancel an appointment simply text us on 07922037720 leaving your name and date of your appointment or ring our Reception Team on 01823 333355.
    To view the updated practice privacy notice click here
    Please note that the Private Travel Clinic service ceased with effect from 1 June 2017
    You can also book appointments and order repeat medication online - ask at Reception. We want to offer you more choice and more convenience.
    The practice offers appointments 5 days a week and up until 20:00 on Tuesdays (and some Wednesdays) - Remember, you can book an appointment up to 6 weeks in advance or, if you prefer, ring on the day.
    Out of Hours - NHS 111 - This service is for when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency.

Sick Notes

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate 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.

The practice does not issue private sick notes for periods of seven days or less.

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).
    • Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.
    • 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 fit note from your GP.
    • 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.
    • If you require an extension of a fit note that has previously been issued, please contact our reception

For more information see the DirectGov website

Certificates for School Absence due to Accident or Illness

    • The GP's do not provide school absence certificates for children. The parent’s explanation for an absence should be sufficient evidence for schools.
    • Fit notes are provided only for employment and statutory sick pay reasons. They may not be issued for any other purpose.
    • If a certificate of sickness or absence is required by a school or college for education purposes (such as missing a major exam), this is not an NHS service and the GP practice may levy a charge.
    • If there re safeguarding or legal concerns relating to a pupil’s school attendance, GPs may share certain information with Children’s Social Care.



 
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