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NHS BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL HEALTH APP

This brand new app which replaces any previous ones you may have used is the go-to app for all your GP related needs.

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So what can you do on this new app?

  • Book appointments at your own practice or a local extended access hub
  • A symptom checker to guide you on the best route of care
  • Order medication
  • Telephone calls with you GP
  • Video calls with your GP
  • Help with your on going health condition
  • Self-care advice
  • …and more!

New practices are being added every week so don’t worry if you don’t see yours on the list yet, it’ll be up and running soon.

If you have any questions or comments about the app please get in touch at bsol.comms@nhs.net

You can also visit the Birmingham and Solihull Health App website 

How to download the app

Simply visit your app store by clicking the icons below!

  Google playApple store

 

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).

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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