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Walk-in Service is Changing


 


From 1 August 2018 you will not be able to ‘walk in’ to be seen.


You will need to be registered with a GP surgery in Tower Hamlets to get an appointment at Barkantine Centre.


To access an appointment, contact your local surgery or call NHS 111. The appointments will be with either an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, or a GP. If you aren’t registered, you can find out where to register by going online www.nhs.uk/ and entering your postcode. You will also find lots of useful information and advice on a range of common conditions and illnesses.


 


Barkantine Centre will remain open daily from 8am-8pm, 365 days a year



Please make sure you are on time for your appointment.


If you need to cancel your visit to us, please respond using the text message you were sent to confirm your appointment.



If you do not live in Tower Hamlets, and need help or advice, please call NHS 111


 

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 at our reception 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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