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**May Bank Holiday Update:  The practice will be open on Monday 25th of May. Opening times are as normal **

We are continuing to follow the advice provide by Health Protection Scotland regarding the latest developments with Coronavirus. Please see below for updated information. 

**For advice and information about the Coronavirus please click the link below**

**PLEASE NOTE: The emergency clinic at 11 AM has now been suspended for the time being. Also the online booking system has now been suspended. If you wish to make an appointment please telephone the surgery**

We would like to remind all our patients that Antibiotics are not effective for viral illnesses or will not prevent viruses developing 

**NHS Inform - for advice and information on common illness and complaints please go the the website nhs inform **

We offer a new Patient Access Service which allows patients to book appointments online and order repeat prescriptions.  To Register to use the system, please collect your unique Pin Number and Information Leaflet at reception.  More information is available at Online Services tab below.

We are increasingly contacting patients via text. Please make sure we have your mobile number.

Medical Sickness Certificates

Medical Certificates

We no longer keep a supply of self certificate forms in the surgery. You can download a copy of the form here sc2.pdf or request one from your employer.  This form should be used for periods of absence up to 7 days.

 If you require a doctors fitnote (formerly sickness certificate) following a period of absence greater than 7 days please contact the surgery.

 Please note a change to health board procedures states that where the absence has been initiated by a hospital doctor, either as an inpatient or outpatient, it is the hospitals responsibility to issue the fitnote.  Please get in touch with the appropriate department

The first seven days  

For the first SEVEN days of illness or injury (including Sundays), you do not need to provide your employer with a doctor's medical certificate (sick note). However, you do need a 'self-certification form' to provide evidence of your inability to work. If you are employed you will need a form SC2 which is available from your employer or you can now click the link below and print off a copy, if you are unemployed or self-employed form SC1 is required.

A certificate is not required for the first THREE DAYS of illness or injury.

Should your employer require a certificate from a doctor for this duration there may be a fee.

After seven days

Should your illness or injury extend to beyond seven days you will need a doctor's certificate.

If you have consulted a doctor during the first seven days a telephone call to the practice requesting a medical certificate may be sufficient.

If you have NOT consulted a doctor with the current problem and it is NOT a continuing problem then you will need to make an appointment to see a doctor.

If you have been in hospital a sickness certificate should have been issued by the hospital (please make sure that you ask for a sickness certificate whilst you are in hospital). If for any reason this has not been the case please contact the relevant doctor or department who has recommended your absence.  Please note it is now the responsibility of both the in patient and outpatient departments to issue the certificate.

Continuation certificates

A continuation certificate can be arranged via telephone or calling into reception. Please contact the surgery the day before your sick certificate runs out. We will need the following information:-

  • Your full name and address
  • Your medical condition, which is on your current sick certificate
  • The duration for which you need the certificate - eg one week


Back-dated certificates

A sick certificate can be back-dated so that you do not need to be seen urgently or on the day that your sick certificate expires. It can be issued at a later date and backdated at the doctor's discretion to the required date. 

Private certificates

Some employers/insurance schemes may request a private sick certificate. There will be a fee for this. The practice will be able to advise you of the current fee.

Please allow 48 hours notice for your certificate.

Fit For Work certificates

 You do not need to see your GP to be signed fit to go back to work. Please see the attached information if you have any queries.


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