Fitness to Work

It is now called a Statement of Fitness for Work or “Fit Note”.

Fit Notes are not required for periods off work of less than 7 calendar days.

Employees do not need to be “signed back to work” after a previous Fit Note.

You do not necessarily have to see the doctor for a Fit Note. Fit Notes may also be issued on the basis of a telephone consultation, a previous consultation or a hospital letter.

To request a Fit Note please telephone us (01454412167), write to us, or ask at reception.

SPM10310 – Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

For SSP purposes, an employer is not entitled to ask for a medical certificate, signed by a doctor, for the first seven days of absence from work due to incapacity. The employee is only required to notify the employer of the incapacity and provide self-certification of their incapacity, in writing.

Form SC2 is available for this use, or the employer may provide employees with their own form or accept a letter giving the information they require in order to consider SSP entitlement. Copies are available from HMRC online.

Prescription Hub


As of the 1st November 2021 all prescriptions for Streamside Surgery practice will be dealt with by the new PCN Prescription Hub – Severnvale Prescription Hub.


Please e-mail your requests to and for medication queries only please call 01454 205099, lines will be open from 10am-12:30 and 14:30-17:30.


Please visit our post on this new update for more information – Severnvale Prescription Hub | Streamside Surgery