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1.  Important Notice
From 1 March 2019 pharmacies will no longer be able to order prescriptions on behalf of patients at this practice.  If this change affects you please make arrangements to order your own prescriptions directly from the surgery.
 

2.  On-line Patient Access - See video and information below.  Sign up today ..
3.  Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) Info here:EPS INFO
  Download Pharmacy Nomination Form here  Form
4.  TIMES ARE CHANGING - EXTENDED ACCESS EVENINGS & WEEKENDS: wef 1 June 2019 The HUB has changed to LEY HILL SURGERY, 228 Lichfield Rd, Sutton Coldfield B74 2UE
EXTENDED HOURS HELD AT ASHFIELD SURGERY, HAVE NOW BEEN RESUMED THROUGH OUR PCN.  PLEASE NOTE THESE APPMTS ARE ADDITIONAL TO THE HUB UNTIL DEC 2019.

5.  Care of your ears: Ear Syringing is used to clear ear wax from ears that is causing reduced hearing. This service will no longer be available at the surgery. We have put together an INFORMATION LEAFLET designed to help you care for your ears.
6.  CCG Poster with information on medications available Over The Counter - see Repeat Presriptions.  

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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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