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Please be advised that the surgery is closed on bank holidays. If you need medical attention please dial 999 in an emergency, or 111 for medical treatment that cannot wait until the surgery is open again.

We do have Darwin Health Ltd Extended Access appointments running at Marden Medical Practice. You can book into these appointments by ringing the practice.

 Whilst we have the eConsult facility on our website please be advised that the response time is 48 working hours. eConsult is only available during working practice hours e.g. not evenings or weekends. If you need medical attention “out of hours” then please call 111. Thank you.

NEXT PATIENT GROUP MEETING -  1st Wednesday of the month held via an online platform follow the link to join https://join.skype.com/dPfObjbe2rjm  If you would like to ask a question or forward any correspondence,  please send this for the attention of the Chair, Belvidere Patients Group to belvidere.ooh@nhs.net.

Shrewsbury PCN - Shrewsbury Primary Care Network - a group of local practices working together.

Please consider using these services before visiting Accident and Emergency Department -

  •  contact NHS 111 on 111
  • attend Walk In centre at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital between 8 am and 8 pm.

The surgery closes for 3 afternoons a year for protected learning sessions.  On these occasions there will be a message on our telephone system advising patients of contact telephone numbers.  If you cannot wait until we re-open, please telephone NHS Direct on 111. 

 

 

 

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.

Evidence that you are sick

Sickness CertificatesIf 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).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

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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