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COMMUNICATION:  We want to make sure that all of our patients are able to read and understand the information we provide. If you find it hard to read our letters or need someone to support you during appointments please let us know.  We want to know if you need information in braille, large print or audio format, or if you need an interpreter or need any other communication tools.  Please contact the surgery reception for help or advice.

We would like to welcome Dr Gaby Gavins to the Practice.  Dr Gavins is a qualified Doctor who is undertaking some GP Training.  Dr Gavins is being mentored by Dr Jackson.  

BERE REGIS NEIGHBOURCAR SCHEME.  This a voluntary organisation for residents of the Parish of Bere Regis - please contact the surgery for details.

For all medical emergencies when we are closed, please dial 111. For life threatening emergencies, dial 999.

ONLINE SERVICES - For information on services available online please click the link on the right hand side of this page.

CARE QUALITY COMMISSION - The surgery has recently been inspected by the CQC.  We are pleased to announce that the surgery has been given a GOOD rating with OUTSTANDING for care of our elderly patients.  To view our report please click on number 1. Care Quality Commission on the right hand side of this page.

Sick certificate information

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A sick certificate is not required 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.


Issuing of sick certificate


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). For this you will need to see the doctor so that they can issue you with a certificate. By law you do not need to obtain a certificate for less than 7 days but if your employer insists that you obtain one this service is not covered by the NHS and a charge may be made.  


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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