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May 2018

As we say goodbye to Dr Farquharson & wish her well in her retirement, Albyn Medical Practice are pleased to welcome Dr L Sinclair to the practice. Dr Sinclair joins us as a partner. She did her ST training here at the practice & has, since leaving in August 2017,  been a GP up in Cruden Bay.

March 2018

After 30 years with Albyn Medical Practice Dr Farquharson is retiring at the end of April. It goes without saying that we wish her all the best for her retirement.

February 2018

The Practice welcomes back Dr Jennifer Anderson who returns to do her ST3 training with us. Dr Anderson will be with us for 18 months.

January 2018

See our stars of the future tell us about having a Cold & Antibiotics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X80IePmW_IY&feature=youtu.be

April 2017

(SPIRE) Scottish Primary Care Information Resource 

NHSScotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records

From May 2017 we will improve the way we use information from GP patient records. These changes will help to plan and improve health and care services in Scotland.

SPIRE (Scottish Primary Care Information Resource) is a service that has been developed to help GPs, the NHS in Scotland and researchers to learn from information held at GP practices.

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

If 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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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