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Covid: Pulse oxygen monitors work less well on darker skin, experts say
31 Jul 2021 18:06
Pulse oximeters, which spot falling oxygen levels, may work less well on darker skin, experts warn.
Hunt for certainty over Covid cases continues
30 Jul 2021 16:18
Flurry of Covid data does not resolve debate around state of the pandemic in the UK.
Pregnant women urged to get jab as majority unvaccinated
30 Jul 2021 10:26
Estimates suggest hundreds of thousands of pregnant women in England have not yet had the vaccine.
Covid: Up to one in four admitted to hospital for other reasons
30 Jul 2021 16:04
The government says counting all patients who test positive is vital because of the impact on the NHS.
Drug deaths in Scotland reach new record level
30 Jul 2021 10:17
The country continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe, with a further 1,339 people dying last year.
Latitude festival-goers test positive for coronavirus
30 Jul 2021 18:18
The 40,000 people a day Latitude festival is a Covid-19 restrictions test event for the government.
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.