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URGENT NOTICE:

Thank you for your patience. The telephones are back up and function again now.

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Please note that BOTH Cam and Uley Surgeries are CLOSED for staff training on Thursday 28 November 2018 between 1-5pm.

For Medical Emergencies, please call 01453 540066

For Minor Injuries, Please go to the Vale Hospital

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For ordering your Repeat Medication, Please call the dedicated Prescription Ordering Line on: 0300 421 1215.

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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 Clinics are at The Vale Hospital or in 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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