Front of house staff crisis

Dear Patients, We would like to bring to your attention that we are currently facing a workforce crisis within our Patient Navigation (Reception) team. We have two members of staff on long-term sickness leave and two who have recently resigned. This represents a 40% loss of capacity within the team. We immediately began the recruitment

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Changes to Fit Note (aka Sick Note) rules

Dear Patients/ Employers

The Government (DWP) have recently changed the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and Fit Note rules. Previously after 7 days of Illness or Injury you could have requested a Fit Note from your GP if your Employer asked this of you. This has now changed to only after 28 days Illness or Injury. Please respect these changes. We will not be actioning any requests that fall before the 28 days.

For more information click on the link https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fit-note

Please share this guidance with your Employer if they question you. This new Government policy has come about due to the significant pressure the NHS is currently facing due to COVID. We will therefore not engage with private employment sick note/ medical requests either. Our focus is on NHS Primary Care.