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PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus. Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 0121 557 2581

Please note all initial appointments are currently via Telephone only during the COVID19 Coronavirus Pandemic. If  FOLLOWING your telephone appointment, you need to be seen face to face this will be arranged by the GP

You can also call NHS 111. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.

We are currently not registering new patients. Unless those patients are new babies, newly fostered or adopted children of patients already registered at the Practice

National Carers week 8th to 14th June 2020

Do you look after someone, Are you a carer. Please let us know. Please see the Carers section of this website under further information for links on support available.

www.carers.org      www.youngcarers.net   http://route2wellbeing.info/

Care support team 0121 612 6000 

You can now get extended access to pre-bookable appointments in the evenings between 6.30 and 8.00pm Mon to Friday and 9.00am till 12.00 midday Saturday's and Sunday's.

Please note all appointments are currently via Telephone during the COVID19 Coronavirus Pandemic.

For CORONAVIRUS advice visit Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In the event of emergency please call the surgery number and follow the instructions 

REGISTER NOW FOR ONLINE SERVICES

Swanpool now offers ONLINE SERVICES, make appointments, order medication and view your medical records. Please ask at reception for more information.


You can also now request the Electronic Transfer of most repeat prescriptions to a nominated pharmacy.

(Please ask reception or your local pharmacy for more information)

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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