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FLU VACCINATION CLINICS

It's that time of year again!

Our flu clinics are now available to book, both online or by telephoning Reception on 01726 829272. 

This year we aim to provide even better protection against 4 strains of flu rather than the previous 3 strains by immunising you with the Quadrivalent immunisation.  We have also taken advice on the best time to hold our clinics hence the first clinic being in October.

Par's main clinic will be on Saturday 7th October, Fowey's on Saturday 14th October and Polruan's on Thursday 19th October.  We also have additional clinics on during the week.

As in previous years the immunisation will be offered to everyone over the age of 65 as well as those with a chronic disease including diabetes, heart, kidney or respiratory disease.  We also offer protection for Carers.

If you are housebound and unable to attend the surgery, please contact Reception when your details will be taken and one of our GPs or Nurses will call out to administer your vaccination.

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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