Noticeboard

CONTACTING THE PRACTICE

The practice are aware we are experiencing high volume of calls on a daily basis.

If calling to make a general enquiry or calling for results it may benefit you to call at less busy times, this being between 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm.

The practice are actively looking at different solutions to help alleviate patient frustrations in contacting the surgery.

To aid this further we are currently in the process of discussing installation of patient call queue service on our telephone lines.

The Practice appreciate our patient’s patience.

 FESTIVE ARRANGEMENTS

Please remember the Practice will closed from –

6.00 pm on Friday 24th December 2021 and re-open at 8.30 am on Wednesday 29th December 2021

And close at –

6.00 pm on Friday 31st December 2021 and re-open at 8.30 am on Wednesday 5th January 2022.

Order your repeat prescriptions early to ensure you have enough medication to cover this period.

WE HAVE CHANGED OUR WEBSITE TO - 

https://mcglonepractice.gp.scot/

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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