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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.

Sickness Certificates

If you're off work sick for seven days or less, your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you've been ill.

If you're off work sick for more than seven days, your employer will usually ask you to provide proof that you've been ill. They will normally ask for a fit note from your GP. Fit notes may also be called medical statements or a doctor's note.

The seven days includes days that you don't normally work. When you work out how long you've been off sick, you should include weekends and bank holidays.

Sickness of seven days or less:

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

Self-certification forms:

Self-certification forms usually include details such as:

•information about your sickness or illness

•the date your sickness started

•the date your sickness ended

These dates may be days that you don't normally work. For example, your sickness could start or end on a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday.

Some employers may request a fit note from employees who repeatedly take time off sick, even if each time they're off work it's for seven days or fewer.

For sickness of seven days or fewer, your GP practice may charge you to provide a fit/sick note as this would be considered a private sick note.



 
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