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Employee sickness absence from work

Change to rules on Fit Notes & proof of sickness for employers December 2021

Sefton Local Medical Committee Guidance for Patients notice

With effect from the 10 December the Government has temporarily changed the regulations which allow an employer to request a proof of sickness from their employees. The requirement to obtain a Fit Note after 7 days of absence from work has been changed. In the period from 10th December until 26th January employees who become absent from work because of sickness do not have to obtain a proof of sickness for their employer until after 28 days of absence. During this period Employers are not allowed to ask their staff to obtain a Fit Note or provide any other proof of sickness. The change has been introduced to help GPs to concentrate on dealing with the Covid emergency.

Click on the image below to read the full letter from Sefton LMC


If you need a note for your employer to prove you're self-isolating because of COVID you do not need to contact the practice. You can get an isolation note by clicking the link below.


NHS patients, staff and visitors - continuation of face coverings in healthcare settings

Whilst the Government has announced the withdrawal of guidance and enforcement of social distancing  and the wearing of  face coverings in many  public places  from Monday  19th July,  these will remain a requirement for patients’ staff and visitors  attending  NHS health care premises.

Please click here to read a statement from Sefton LMC (Local Medical Commitee)


Grab a Jab

If you live in England and are aged 16 or over, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site without an appointment.

Click on the image below to find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site.


 COVID Boosters

You will be contacted when it is your time.

This will not take place at the surgery. Please do not call the surgery about your COVID booster as you will be contacted in due course. 


GP Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR) scheme - collection and use of patient information

Please click on the link below to view a patient notice from Sefton Local Medical Committee.

Sefton Local Medical Committee Notice - GP Data for planning and research scheme






Useful Links 

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk

YoungMinds:  Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk

ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/

SafeLives:  Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-and-covid-19

IRISi interventions: irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/


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