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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 Covid.

Sick Notes do NOT need to be SIGNED. We will text them to you. You can print them or email them to your employer.

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.


Primary Care Networks

GP practices are working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as primary care networks (PCNs). To find out more, click here and here. So far, being part of the PCN has allowed us to to have an in-house pharmacist, social prescriber, health coach and physiotherapist!



Private Hospitals

Private Services

Some things are not available on the NHS. A local Private GP  is set up to do  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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