Fit Notes (sick note)

Requesting A Fit Note (previously called Sick note)
It is not always necessary to see your GP if you require a fit (sick) note.
If unsure please ALWAYS telephone first & ask Reception.

We currently have many patients every day who attend for an appointment for a fit (sick) note when it is not necessary, which wastes both patient time and removes those appointments for people who really need them.
Thanks.

Procedure
For the first 7 days that you are unable to work through sickness you can complete a self certification form called a SC2.

Please click on link below to download form

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-sick-pay-employees-statement-of-sickness-sc2

If you are in hospital, they will provide you with a fit (sick) note. They should also include any period necessary after you leave hospital. If necessary, this can be extended by your GP when you return home. You may not need an appointment for this, please telephone us on 652 4281 & ask the Receptionist to send a task through to the GP to enquire.
After the first 7 days, you will need a fit (sick) note from your GP.
When you know the date you are returning to work, we can often give you a ‘Return to Work’ note on request.
If you want to see your doctor solely to extend a fit (sick) note, please check with the receptionist whether an appointment is necessary.

Private Fit (Sick) Notes
If you want a note to confirm sickness within the first 6 days of absence this will require a private note for which a fee is due.

Devaney Medical Centre

We respectfully ask that patients do not visit or ring the surgery to book appointments, make enquiries or for administrative requests. Instead, please visit our easy to use electronic consultation on our website.

You are advised to read the latest current corona virus guidance available at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Please note that repeat prescriptions can be ordered via wiccg.devaneyscripts@nhs.net. For all other requests, please use econsult.

For all other wirral covid-19 support and resources, please visit www.wirralinfobank.co.uk.

Patients eligible to have the seasonal flu vaccination can now book in for this. **please telephone reception to book the vaccination, there is no need to submit an e-consult**.

Thank you for your support.

Please see our practice coronavirus page for further information.

CHANGE OF SERVICE NOTICE

eConsult is a secure online tool for registered patients to contact the surgery and submit a medical or administrative request online during Practice Opening hours. the Practice is open from 8:00am until 6:30pm Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

Our team will review every request and make sure it is passed to the most relevant health care professional.

When eConsult is not available between 6.30pm – 8am weekdays, at weekends or Bank Holidays should you need medical assistance (From Friday 18:30 Until Monday 8:00am and Bank Holidays), Please telephone 111 for the out of hours service, or 999 for a medical emergency.