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Welcome to Kersland House Surgery.

All Covid 19 advice, including self referral for testing is avilable to any member of the public on the NHS inform website. If your query is regarding Covid 19, check the website (link below) or phone NHS 24 at 111.

We are experiencing a high demand for phone calls, please use NHS inform website for advice about your symptoms and self management, before asking to speak to a Doctor.

Thank you for your patience.

www.nhsinform.scot

Click the link below for an example of attending GP Surgery during Covid

 The New Normal GP Surgery

2020 Flu Campaign

Please note that due to the Coronavirus, all patients aged 65 and above will NOT be vaccinated at the surgery this year. You will receive a letter advising where and when you will be vaccinated. 

Patients aged between 18 and 64 who at risk will be vaccinated in the surgery. You will receive a letter asking you to phone in for an appointment. 

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY WITH ENQUIRIES ABOUT FLU PRIOR TO RECEIVING YOUR LETTER.

 

 



 

 

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

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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