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IMPORTANT NOTICE

PLEASE NOTE JULY AND AUGUST APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MOSTLY ON THE DAY BOOKINGS.

The Breast Screening Programme

 

All eligible women age 50 – 70 registered with this practice will shortly be invited for breast screening (mammogram). You will receive your appointment letter through the post inviting you to a mobile unit situated in the grounds of, Tesco Car Park, Silverburn.

 

If the appointment is unsuitable, please call the centre to rearrange it.

 

 

Women 71 and over can request an appointment by contacting the Breast Screening Centre:

 

0141 800 8800 or Text phone 0141 800 8858

 

 

Breast screening every 3 years is the best way to detect breast cancer early when treatment is most likely to be effective.

 

For further information visit the website: Screening Scotland NHS inform

 

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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