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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 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.

 

PHONE CALLS may be recorded for your protection.

 

 

Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is very common  and lowers Immune defences (especially to Covid!) and causes muscle aches/fatigue.
Black & Asian people are more likely to have VitD deficiency. We don't measure it.

Patients are to buy their own vitamin D over the counter at the pharmacy or some bigger supermarkets, they shouldn't be too expensive. We DO NOT prescribe it.

Discuss doses with pharmacist. 

For adults, a winter boost of 1000iu (international units) of Vitamin D daily for 2months will make sure you're topped up. (or 2,000iu for 1month)

Patients with slow kidneys or kidney stones should discuss with GP first.

 
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