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5/11/18 12-2pm: During this time we will be having essential maintenance to our computer network, this will mean that reception will not have access to the clinical systems during this time and you may be asked to call back later that day.

BOOK YOUR FLU JAB WITH RECEPTION!

GP VIDEO APPOINTMENTS!: See a GP by video with LIVI. click here for more information

Farewell: Sadly we have now said goodbye to Dr Macdonald as she is no longer working for Yardley Wood Health Centre. However,we are very happy to welcome back Dr Geraghty from her maternity leave.

WE ARE YOUR LOCAL HUB! From 1st July we are the NEW LOCAL HUB for Patients registered at Greenridge, Poplar Rd, Baldwin's Lane,Wake Green and Goodrest Croft Surgeries. You can now book to be seen at Yardley Wood Health Centre Evenings and Saturdays.

Carer's ALERT! If you are a Carer or you are Cared for please let us know and for more information click here !

Physiotherapy: DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN NOW SELF REFER TO PHYSIOTHERAPY WITHOUT SEEING YOUR GP? To arrange to see a physiotherapist call 0121 466 6540, Monday to Friday 8 am - 4 pm

Chronic Disease Recall Notice: We have introduced a new annual review recall system grouping chronic conditions together into one letter where possible and calling for patients alphabetically. For this year only you may receive your recall letter earlier than you would expect to attend, but we would still like you to make the required appointments. Through introducing this new system we aim to reduce the amount of letters/correspondence we send you, reduce multiple and unnecessary blood tests and save the amount of time patients take to attend the surgery for multiple reviews.

Private Work: Our 2019 list of fees for private work has been updated please click here

New Email Address: nhsbsolccg.receptionywhc@nhs.net we no longer use reception.ywhc@nhs.net

Text Messaging: Check your contact details are up to date with reception ASAP to make the most of our new text messaging service, where your doctor, nurse or receptionist will pass on important information to you or ask you to book an appointment. 

Sickness Certificates

You only need a doctor’s note if you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven calendar days. Your employer will  provide you with an SC2 self-certificate form for shorter periods of  illness. The form is also available at the front reception desk or to download below:

SC2 - Statutory Sick Pay Self Certificate

What to do next:

Give your completed form to your employer. It will help them to decide if you can get SSP.
Keep a copy for your own information.

If you can get SSP, your employer will pay you in the same way they usually pay your wages.  If you cannot get SSP, your employer must give you form SSP1 to tell you why. You can use form SSP1 to  support a claim for Employment and Support Allowance.

If you disagree with your employer’s decision and you have also looked at the further information on the  HMRC website, you can ask HM Revenue & Customs for a decision about your entitlement. You must do this  within six months of the first day that you are notified of your employer’s decision. Phone our Dispute Team on 0191 225 5221.

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): Employee's statement of sickness

Other help while you are sick

You can get more information about other help while you are sick in leaflet DWP1026 Help if you’re ill or disabled. The  leaflet is also available at any Jobcentre Plus office, most advice centres like the Citizens Advice Bureau,any post office (except in Northern Ireland), or on www.dwp.gov.uk

If you do not have much money coming in while you are sick, you may be able to get a Social Security benefit. You should contact any Jobcentre Plus office or, go to www.dwp.gov.uk You can also phone the Benefit Enquiry Line for people with disabilities. The phone call is free. The number is 0800 882 200 or in Northern Ireland 0800 220 674. If you have any problems with hearing or speaking and use a textphone, phone 0800 243 355. The phone call is free. If you do not have your own textphone system, they are available to use at the Citizens Advice Bureau and main libraries.

If you want to know more about SSP go to www.gov.uk

 
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