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WARNING - Paraffin Based Products

Skin products containing paraffin based products,for example White Soft Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin plus 50% Liquid Paraffin or Emulsifying ointment in contact with dressings and clothing are easily ignited with a naked flame or a cigarette.

Local Support Groups

Please click the link below for a list of support groups available in the Newquay Area to help you manage your long term condition or live a healthy and active life. ( If you know of any support groups not mentioned on our list please let us know and we will update them). You can also collect a leaflet from reception to give to a friend or family member.

Volunteer Support Services Leaflet

 

 

NAMED GP

Due to NHS England's guidelines all patients have been allocated a named GP. At this practice your named GP would be the GP that you were registered with when  you first joined the practice. This does not prevent you making an appointment or seeing any doctor of your choosing as you would normally do.

ORGAN DONATION

More than 10.000 people in the UK currently need an organ transplant.  Of these, 3 a day will die waiting as there are not enough organs available.

Only 31% of us have joined the organ donor register, please help save lives by registering now.

www.organdonation.nhs.uk

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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