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THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER FROM 1PM FOR STAFF TRAININGNormal surgery hours will resume at 8am on Thursday 9th November.

XMAS PRESCRIPTIONS

From the 1st December we will require 3 working days for prescriptions to be filled.

Many thanks for your cooperation.


PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY IF YOU ARE AN AT RISK PATIENT AND HAVE NOT HAD YOUR FLU VACCINATION.


You can now book Billericay - St. Andrews blood test appointments ONLINE

Click the link below to be taken straight to the website

St. Andrews - Online booking

or call 01702 746065

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm  

STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


Remember, A&E is for serious and life-threatening illness, injury and accidents only


Online Services

You can order your repeat prescriptions, book some doctors appointments, view historic/future appointments and cancel all appointments online.  In order to do this you need to obtain a username and password from the Surgery (Photo ID required).

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's medical 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.
We make a charge for doctor's medical certificates required for (appropriately taken) time off during the first 7 days of illness.

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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