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UPDATE 23.09.21 Influenza Vaccine Delivery Issues

Clinics booked for 25th September for the 65 years and overs is now cancelled. The manufacturer Seqirus  emailed with an update providing us with a delivery date and advised we would receive a further email from the distribution company 48 hours prior with an accurate delivery time on the date stated.  They have failed to confirm the delivery of the vaccines, so we have no choice other than to cancel the clinic and to wait until the vaccines are delivered and in our possession before we can offer any further appointments.

We realise this is a huge inconvenience to all those affected including our surgery staff who have rearranged their off duty time to come in and deliver this clinic.   

Once the Surgery has the vaccines safely delivered we will contact all those who have been cancelled from both clinics to rearrange. Please don't contact us - we will contact you

If we have a mobile contact number on file, a text will be sent out (Only 1 per household where only 1 person has a mobile listed), a call to the landline and an update on here and our Facebook page. Please bear with us - its a huge undertaking to organise these clinics, even more so when doing it at short notice. 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding - The Friarwood Team

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

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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