Our City of London clinics offers a sick leave verification service and return to work programmes.
Sick leave certification from NHS GPs often does not provide the employer sufficient information about the nature of the problem, especially in the case of emotional and psychological difficulties.
In the case of longer term or regular sick leave, it also does not help the employee return to work as no plan is put in place to help this to happen at the right time.
The City Walk-in Clinic can support both employers and employees to verify sickness through an examination and report at short notice.
Our City of London clinic has helped employers reduce absenteeism and has assisted employees to obtain a sickness certificate without having to wait for an appointment with their GP which requires further time off work.
Our service includes:
- Same-day appointments to limit the time your employees need to take off work
- Urgent appointments for sick employees to speed their recovery
- Telephone advice line to human resources departments
- Same-day sickness certificates and reports
- Long-term sick leave assessments
- Fitness to work assessments
- Formulation of a return to work programme
We provide your employees with the opportunity to obtain a sickness certificate without having to wait for an appointment with their own GP.
Sickness certificates and employee health checks help both the company and the absent employee, by reducing wait times and helping to speed recovery. This can contribute to a reduction in absenteeism in the workplace.
Employees are required to obtain a sick note from a doctor after 7 missed days of work in a row (including non-work days or weekends).
If you can provide a doctor’s note for your illness, you will be able to take your sick days as sick leave instead of holiday.
You can ask your employer to refer you for a fitness-for-work assessment, which can help you with a timetable for returning to work, advice on how to manage and improve your condition, and evaluate your health in relation to your specific role.