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Do not visit the surgery unless asked to do so by a GP.

Coronavirus

The surgery is using telephone triage for all patients.  If you need to be seen, a GP will arrange for you to be seen in the practice. 

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Get an isolation note at https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • you've been in close contact with someone with cough/cold, high temperature, shortness of breath

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Not ready for a baby?

We are able to provide Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) for anyone living in Birmingham

Click here to view types of contraception offered.

You do not need to be registered at the surgery to access the service and there is no need to be referred by your own GP.

Call us on 0121 458 2550 to speak to one of our GP's.

Umbrella Chlamydia Screening Programme

Are you aged between 15 and 24 years old?  You can pick up a free, self screening kit from reception.  You do not need to be registered at the surgery to get one.  Contact the surgery for details or visit www.umbrellahealth.co.uk 

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)



 
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