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Colne Medical Centre will be closed for the Bank Holiday on May 6th and for the Spring Bank Holiday on May 27th.

Please call NHS 111 if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.

You can also call NHS 111 if you're not sure which NHS service you need. The NHS 111 team will assess your condition over the phone and if it is clinically appropriate, they will refer your case to the out-of-hours service. This will then result in either:

A telephone consultation with a doctor or nurse practitioner
A face to face appointment to attend a primary care centre to see a doctor or nurse practitioner, or
A home visit from a doctor or nurse practitioner

Colne Medical Centre is a branch of the ColTe Partnership.

The Partnership are offering appointments outside the normal working hours of the surgery. 

You can now make appointments at times up to 8 pm on weekdays, on Saturdays during the day and Sunday mornings.  You can be seen at any of the following practices at these times; Creffield Medical Centre in Colchester or in Ambrose Surgery at Tollgate.

There is a range of appointments being offered with General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners and Physiotherapists.

Please phone the surgery and ask the receptionist to book an appointment.

PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE APPOINTMENT ONLY CLINICS

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

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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