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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 1031 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 

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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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

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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