Important - Staffing Update: We are currently working with reduced staffing across all staff groups.  However we very pleased to assure you that we have three excellent GP's who are helping ensure we continue to deliver safe and effective care for our community.

Aberlour Medical Practice

Queen's Road, Aberlour, AB38 9PR

Telephone: 01340 871210

gram.aberlouradministrator@nhs.scot

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Public (NHSG) Holiday Monday 1ST APRIL 2024
We are closed for the NHS Public Holiday. We are open again as usual on the Tuesday, 2nd April from 0800.
If you are very unwell with either something new or a condition that is getting significantly worse you can access Urgent help via:
Please call NHS24 – 111
• This service is for emergencies
• It should not be used instead of a day time appointment
• Remember the Out of Hours Service is for urgent problems only. Please do not contact the service for a second opinion or for anything which can wait until the next working day.
Life Threatening Emergency Call -999
You should call 999 or go to A&E if you, or someone you know, experiences a life-threatening medical or mental health emergency. These are cases where there is immediate danger to life or physical injury. A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency. If you feel like you may be close to acting on suicidal thoughts or have seriously harmed yourself, you should call 999 or go to A&E directly if you need immediate help and are worried about your safety

Med3 Fit Notes

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).

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)