26th Feb, major IT issues

Dear Patients We are experiencing major IT issues today regarding our clinical system EMIS. We can only intermittently use our appointment system, consultations and access medical history. The consequence of this is that patient appointments today will be delayed. Our local and national teams are working on a fix as we speak. Sorry for any

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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.