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PLEASE BEAR WITH US

We have an unusually high number of staff absent from the practice at the moment, and while those who remain are working as hard as they can, there may be some delays and disruption to our usual services.
Please consider if your call is urgent, or whether you can seek advice from a local pharmacist before contacting the practice.
We encourage you to submit non-urgent and administrative requests via the eConsult function on our website - https://beechfieldmc.webgp.com/
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this testing time.

Flu & COVID vaccines

To book a COVID Vaccination click here

For information about flu and covid vaccines - please see our 'Clinics and Services' page here

Information about Vaccine Exemption Certificates can be found here

CORONAVIRUS

PLEASE SEE OUR LATEST ADVICE WITH REGARD TO ACCESSING THE SURGERY BY CLICKING HERE

Please do not visit the practice if you think you. or someone you live with, may have symptoms of coronavirus. For general advice with regard to the virus, from NHS 111 Direct PLEASE CLICK HERE

Covid vaccination status/passport news

We are unable to issue covid vaccination passports or certificates at the practice.

Please see click here for further information on vaccination passports. 

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS App, -which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119.

 


Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less, including weekends. 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 do not provide these.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, including weekends, 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, although it is not for us to become involved in an employers interpretation of HR issues.

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.

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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).