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The practice is currently improving its telephone system and Wifi connection.  Disruption should be minimal however, we will notify patients of any known significant disruption during the changeover - expected March 2019.  Our Practice and its branch site will remain open during these works.  If it is urgent that you obtain medical advice and cannot speak to a staff member at the Practice during this period, please contact 111 for advice.

FOR URGENT ADVICE OR HELP PLEASE RING 111

Extended Access appointments available from 1st October.

Click on the Extended Access tab under Appointments in the header bar above for more information, or read the article in Latest News.

As part of the South Shropshire Medical Group, we are now able to offer patient appointments with neighbouring practices: Albrighton, Bridgnorth and Church Stretton.  The appointments available to Shifnal & Priorslee patients will be at an evening and a weekend.  Appointments are bookable via our Practice Reception Team.

Been off Work?

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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