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Flu Seasonal Vaccination-   We still have stocks available to ALL groups  (Nasal Flu for children 2-17, Under 65 Adult vaccine and Over 65 vaccine) If you usually have and so far have not made it to a clinic - please call 772060 to book


Early Closing - We will be closing our doors at 5.30pm on Friday 7th December so we can thank our hardworking team here with a celebration meal for a great year (see below)  


THANK YOU - to All our patients but especially those who took the time to complete the NHS England Practice feedback forms - we came fourth in the country (out of 7109 eligible practices) with your positive responses on questions on our GPs, reception and general access - we will try to improve where marked down and maintain standards where you were most impressed.  Thank you again from the whole team at Martins Oak


Help and information for local services - Really useful weblinks on our Live Well page (near the bottom on right hand menu) including One You East Sussex links to help stop smoking, move more, drink less, eat well, lose weight


Now available Online - Booking Appointments, order Prescriptions and view your Medical Summary - (See Prescriptions Page for Details)

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 (from where this information was sourced).

 
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