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The surgery will be closed as follows over Christmas/New Year:
-  Tuesday 25th December       (Christmas Day)
-  Wednesday 26th December   (Boxing Day)
-  Tuesday 1st January             (New Year's Day)

We will be open as normal between these dates from 8.00am to 6.30pm.

myGP App
Download our new appointment bookings app to your smartphone for free. myGP was developed to make access to healthcare easier and faster for patients. Once downloaded, simply log-in with your date of birth and mobile number and add the people you care for, allowing you to book and cancel appointments for them. It’s really that easy! For more information, please visit: ilovemygp.com.

GP and Nurse appointments are available at evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays
These are available via Cumbria Health on Call.  To book an appointment, speak to your GP practice or call 03000 247 247.

Closed for Staff Training
From 1.00pm on Wednesday 13th February 2019 and we will re-open at 8.00am on Thursday 14th February 2019.

Next Patient Participation Group (PPG) Meeting
Next Meeting Friday 11th January 2019 - For more information click HERE.

NEVER MISS ANOTHER APPOINTMENT WITH OUR FREE TEXT MESSAGE REMINDER SERVICE
Please update your mobile telephone number at reception today so we can text your reminders of your upcoming appointments and notify you of any check-ups you are due. For more information click HERE.

Sickness Certificates



Self-Certification
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
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).

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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