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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Hospital sick notes

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A HOSPITAL DOCTOR TO PROVIDE A MED THREE TO COVER THE PERIOD THAT A PATIENT WAS IN HOSPITAL AND FOR A FORWARDING PERIOD THAT WOULD BE REASONABLY EXPECTED IN ORDER TO FULLY RECOVER.


Some common myths :


Hospital doctors are not allowed to give sick notes.


Hospital doctors are only allowed to give notes for two weeks.


It is not the duty of hospital doctors to give sick notes.


Only a patient's GP can issue a sick note.


Hospital doctors are too busy to give sick notes.


If you have had hospital treatment and had been signed off for a period of time but feel that you are still not ready to return to work after this date, a GP would need to review you to decide whether a further sick note or other treatment is required. In this case, an appointment is required. Please be aware that the GP may still decline to issue a sick note if they feel that it should have been done by the hospital.

 

 

 



 
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