Statement of Fitness for Work (Fit Note) Data Extraction

Fit notes, also known as a 'Statement of fitness for work' or a 'Med3 form' were introduced in April 2010 replacing the 'sick note'. Doctors issue fit notes to people to record the advice they have given about their fitness for work.

From January 2016 the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will start to extract anonymous data on fit notes issued in England. The DWP will start publishing the data from Spring 2016. The aim of the DWP data extraction is to gain a better understanding of sickness absence and to assist in the development of government policy to help people with health conditions return to work earlier. The anonymised statistics will also be used to evaluate the new service, Fit for Work for employed people who develop health conditions.

For further information please click on the link below:

Patient Information on the DWPs Plan to Collect Anonymous Fit Note Data




From the 1 April 2015, we are required under the General Medical Services Contract to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients. If you wish to know who this is, or have a preference as to which GP you are allocated, please contact Reception.

These new arrangements do not prevent you making an appointment or seeing any GP of your choosing within the practice as you would normally do.



For new and existing patients we have attached our practice information booklet. Please click on the link below to download it.
Practice Information Booklet

Alternatively hard copies are available at the surgery. Please ask at Reception.



The practice will be closed for training from 13:00 on the following afternoons:-

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Thursday 12th May 2016

Thursday 2nd June 2016

Thursday 14th July 2016

Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Thursday 8th September 2016

Thursday 6th October 2016

Thursday 10th November 2016

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Thursday 9th February 2017

We will re-open at 08:00 the following morning.

Should you require urgent medical attention on any of these afternoons, please telephone the surgery on 01943 604455 and your call will be re-directed to the Out of Hours service

Prescriptions due to be collected on these days will be available from 09:00 the following morning.



As you may be aware the Government is proposing that patient records which are currently held only by your Medical Practice will be uploaded onto the Central NHS web site. This will happen by default unless you register your objection by caredata_opt_out_form.pdf and handing it in to the practice.

For further information please click on the Care.Data tab on the left hand side of this page.



Links   Website design for Doctors by Dales Web Design & Marketing   Links