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Concerns over new 'menopause delay' procedure
28 Jan 2020 02:09
Its long-term safety and success remains untested - but some women have already paid at least £6,000.
Anti-depressant spray not recommended on NHS
28 Jan 2020 13:18
A fast acting ketamine-like anti-depressant spray is rejected by health watchdog NICE.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to slash border travel as virus spreads
28 Jan 2020 15:43
It wants to drastically reduce visits from mainland China, where the death toll has reached 106.
Prostate overtakes breast as 'most common cancer'
27 Jan 2020 14:37
Experts say more men are getting tested, which explains the rise in diagnoses in England.
IBS trial to test amitriptyline as potential common treatment
28 Jan 2020 00:33
A trial of 500 patients from Bristol, Leeds and Southampton will test if amitriptyline can be widely used.
Woman died after being told smear test was 'normal'
27 Jan 2020 18:37
Julie O'Connor, 49, died from cervical cancer after being given the all-clear by doctors.
During the first week of illness, sickness absence from work should be covered by a self-certification note. These will be available from your employer.
A doctor will only provide a sick note if the sickness period is over seven calendar days (ie including Saturdays and Sundays) and the patient has consulted the doctor.
A doctor cannot provide a retrospective sick note. (The only time this can occur is if an individual doctor who is being asked to issue a certificate has seen the patient whilst sick.)
Emergency appointments should not be used for requests for sick notes.
If patients attend a hospital and are advised by a doctor not to work, then the hospital doctor should provide a sick note. Please request a sick note at the hospital if this is not the case.