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Vaccinating children before poor morally wrong, Oxford scientist says
18 May 2021 18:09
Oxford vaccine leader Prof Andrew Pollard says adults in poorer countries should be protected first.
Covid-19: Nothing conclusive on changing roadmap, Boris Johnson says
18 May 2021 22:26
Boris Johnson says "we’ll know a lot more in a few days time", amid concern over the Indian variant.
Over a million hospital admissions for obesity
18 May 2021 10:39
The record number provides the clearest indication yet of the scale of the problem in 2020.
Covid: Indian variant cases in 86 council areas - Hancock
17 May 2021 21:22
It's not just Bolton and Blackburn, says the health secretary, as he urges people to get vaccinated.
Covid-19: Variant fears could delay England's 21 June easing review
17 May 2021 20:17
Ministers are hoping to update people ahead of the planned lifting of limits on social contact.
Covid: More than 6,000 vaccinated in Bolton over variant
17 May 2021 14:21
Thousands of people got jabs in Bolton over the weekend as the town battles the Indian variant.
During the first week of illness, sickness absence from work should be covered by a self-certification note. These will be available from your employer.
A doctor will only provide a sick note if the sickness period is over seven calendar days (ie including Saturdays and Sundays) and the patient has consulted the doctor.
A doctor cannot provide a retrospective sick note. (The only time this can occur is if an individual doctor who is being asked to issue a certificate has seen the patient whilst sick.)
Emergency appointments should not be used for requests for sick notes.
If patients attend a hospital and are advised by a doctor not to work, then the hospital doctor should provide a sick note. Please request a sick note at the hospital if this is not the case.