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From 1st August 2019, we will no longer be able to receive or send faxes.

We are currently working jointly with Park House Surgery in Bagshot to provide doctor and nurse appointments in the evenings on a rota basis.  Appointments are available Monday to Friday until 8pm and are available to patients of the 2 Surgeries.  From 1st october 2018 additional weekend appointments will be available at designated practices throughout Surrey Heath.  Please click here for more information.

Lightwater Surgery was given an overall rating of Good for our CQC inspection in December 2018.

We encourage patients to register for our online services.  This will allow patients to book appointments as well as order repeat prescriptions without having to wait on the phone to speak to the next available recpetionist.  Additionally, patients are able to view aspects of their clinical record and any recent blood test results.  Online services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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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).

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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