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NEW HEALTH CENTRE

We are delighted to report that the West Dunbartonshire Council Planning Committee today approved the plans for a new Health and Care Centre in Clydebank. This represents a £19m investment to replace the existing health centre with a new integrated centre at Queens Quay. This will support the provision of high quality services and help improve the health and lives of the people of Clydebank. The new Health and Care Centre is scheduled to open in 2020. A series of communication will follow over the coming months providing further information.

For view of how Queens Quay will look and where the Health Centre will be located please follow this link: 

http://www.queens-quay.co.uk/#vidscroll

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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