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    • snagglepuss16
    • By snagglepuss16 17th Jun 17, 10:00 AM
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    what sick form do i need
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    • 17th Jun 17, 10:00 AM
    what sick form do i need 17th Jun 17 at 10:00 AM
    ive just been in hospital for a kidney stone operation, I asked for a self cert there but they said I was to get one from my gp, however I downloaded one and handed it in, my people manager has called to say its the wrong one, I handed in the one for ssp when I will get company sick pay, however I cant find this form online, will the gp one be different?
    let he without sin cast the first stone
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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 17th Jun 17, 10:11 AM
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    You need to ask your employer.

    A standard "Fit note" (what used to be called a sick note) is, strictly speaking, for SSP purposes only. You need one if you are off for over a week.

    If you get company sick pay over and above then the firm's own rules apply. They might, for example, want a doctor's certificate from day one of your absence and the doctor would generally charge a fee for that as it is not part of their NHS duty.
    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 17th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
    ive just been in hospital for a kidney stone operation, I asked for a self cert there but they said I was to get one from my gp, however I downloaded one and handed it in, my people manager has called to say its the wrong one, I handed in the one for ssp when I will get company sick pay, however I cant find this form online, will the gp one be different?
    Originally posted by snagglepuss16
    how long were you off for?
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 17th Jun 17, 11:24 AM
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    Neither the hospital nor the GP will issue a 'self cert'. As the name suggests, this is self certification which is generally allowed for the first 7 days of a period of absence.
    If you employer wants a certificate beyond that period it will normally be provided by the GP.
    • snagglepuss16
    • By snagglepuss16 17th Jun 17, 12:29 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 12:29 PM
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    ive just had the op Thursday past, I spoke to work on the phone again, I just collect the self cert form from the surgery, I don't actually see the gp, I just done see how the form will be any different to that online, will be Monday now before I can go and get one
    let he without sin cast the first stone
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 17th Jun 17, 2:04 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 2:04 PM
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    The form to self certify is usually got from the employer when you return to work.
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 17th Jun 17, 2:56 PM
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    ive just had the op Thursday past, I spoke to work on the phone again, I just collect the self cert form from the surgery, I don't actually see the gp, I just done see how the form will be any different to that online, will be Monday now before I can go and get one
    Originally posted by snagglepuss16
    I think you are confusing a medical certificate (now referred to as a fit note) with self certifying the first 7 days of sickness. You can't complete a medical certificate yourself as it needs both a doctor's signature and a surgery stamp.
    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 17th Jun 17, 5:49 PM
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    I think you are confusing a medical certificate (now referred to as a fit note) with self certifying the first 7 days of sickness. You can't complete a medical certificate yourself as it needs both a doctor's signature and a surgery stamp.
    Originally posted by TELLIT01
    this, which was why I was asking how long they had been off ill for.
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    • t0rt0ise
    • By t0rt0ise 18th Jun 17, 9:25 AM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 9:25 AM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 9:25 AM
    There used to be a self certification form that you got from the receptionist at the GPs for the first 7 days but this was scrapped. Now if the employer wants a form in the first 7 days they provide their own unless it's for SSP which is the form you found.
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