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Riverside, BeaufortEbbw ValeGwent, NP23 5NTTel: 01495 301210
**Due to the Corona Virus outbreak we are currently dealing with patients via a telephone triage system in the first instance
**Please do not attend the surgery under any cirucmstance if you have any of the following symptoms :- high temperature, new cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, in this instance please follow the guidance below.
PLEASE RING AFTER 2PM FOR TEST RESULTS TO AVOID THE QUEUE FOR APPOINTMENTS.
We are pleased to inform all our patients and patients registered elsewhere, that we now provide IUD/IUS (coil) insertions and removals. Please contact the surgery for further information.
A travel questionnaire is available to download below or from Glan Rhyd Surgery and should ideally be completed and handed in to the Practice 6 weeks prior to your travel. A delay in submission may not allow sufficient time to complete a course of immunisations.
All patients MUST contact the practice 48 working hours after the form submission to obtain the appropriate travel advice and/or make the necessary appointments with our Practice Nurses.
Download travel immunisation form
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Our treatment rooms are modern and equipped to a high specification. We provide the following services:
Appointments for the above services can be arranged via reception.
A counselling service is also available.
Our GP's do carry out specific medicals such as Taxi medicals or HGV medicals. There is a fee for these and appointments can be made by telephoning the Practice Secretary between the hours of 9.30am and 10.30 on Monday through to Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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