Sickness Certificates

The first 7 days of sickness do not require a certificate from your GP. If your employer insists on a sickness form, complete a Self-Certification form, which can be found here

Please ask staff to issue the usual sick notes, NOT the GP's.

We do NOT do sick notes for suspected Coronavirus

Sick Notes do NOT need to be SIGNED. We will text them to you, as we do not want you to come to surgery to pick them up. You can print them or email them to your employer.

We are not allowed to write letters telling your employer that you should be allowed to work from home. That's your HR department's decision, based on what medical conditions you declare to them. If they don't believe you, we can write a letter confirming your medical problems for £30 in advance. We have been overwhelmed with such requests, understandably, and we cannot deal with them all.

Keep Your Details up to Date
Please do update your contact details ("Your Contact Details" box at the bottom of screen) with home & mobile & email. You will receive appointment reminders and occasional requests for information by text.


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Private Hospitals

Private Services

Some things are not available on the NHS. A local Private GP (known to me from my training years) is set up to do circumcisions, minor surgery, Gardasil, BCG vaccination against TB.

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Health Insurance

Benendon Public Service workers         pitfalls

Always check with your insurer. They will not usually cover illnesses that you had before you joined the scheme. Also, they will not be happy to pay for you to see specialists for minor illnesses (even though you yourself might not think it's a minor illness!). They will, of course, sound reassuring. But they will ask you to see your GP for consideration of referral. The GP will be aware of the kinds of problems that will or won't be accepted by insurance companies in general.
Generally, you should have choice of consultant, despite certain insurance companies pushing you to see 'cheaper' consultants.
There will be a claim form to fill in AFTER you see the specialist, for which all GPs are entitled to charge £30 for, as it is a private service. This is because it is a responsibility to sign such a form, and there are often problems arising from claims.

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