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Please note that both surgeries are closed for Bank Holiday Monday 28 May 2018.

For Medical Emergencies please call 01453 540066.

For Minor Injuries please go to The Vale Hospital.

Chemist opening -  Monday 28 May :

 Lloyds, Dursley 12 - 1pm

 Tesco, Stroud 9am - 6pm

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Dr Jonathan Steel - Retirement from Cam & Uley Family Practice

 Dr Jonathan Steel is taking early retirement from the practice after 27 years as a partner. He will continue to live locally and serve our community through his charity work. Dr Steel will still be working as an advisor for national and international healthcare reform programmes.

 

Improved Access Clinics

Improved access clinics are provided to help people who need same day appointments. There is an Improved Access clinic in every area of Gloucestershire. Your nearest clinic is at The Vale Hospital or at Wotton-under-Edge surgeries but you can go to whichever clinic is most convenient for you.  Clinics are open during the week, including Saturdays. For more details please click on the Appointments tab.

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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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