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Easy Read  Easyhealth website - For anyone that needs access to large text and easy to understand information on a range of health issues.


If you find information about your health difficult to understand the ‘Easyhealth’ website could help you. It is a free website that has over 380 easy to read health resources that include pictures, easy words, and film.


Easy Health's information is for anyone who finds written information hard to understand, including people who have a learning disability.


Click on the link  www.easyhealth.org.uk and register for FREE.


You will get an email asking you to reply and sign up. If you need help with this, ask a friend or member of your family.

Sickness Certificates

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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, a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’, 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)

 
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