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Smear Clinic -  **The times of our drop in smear clinics are changing**

There will no longer be a clinic on a Friday morning this will be changing to a Thursday afternoon.

New times are as follows;

Tuesdays 11:30 - 12:20

Thursday 15:30 - 16:20

Privacy notice -If you have an email address, you will have had lots of messages from companies telling you about their privacy policy. As you probably know it's all to do with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force 25th May 2018.

We hold data about our patients and staff too, and we have a privacy policy too!

There is a copy of our privacy notice on our website under 'Practice Policies', and we have posters displayed in our waiting areas.

 

If you wish to opt out of your health record being shared with other health professionals see post on the Welsh Health Record (www.gprecord.wales.nhs.uk ), or to opt out of receiving text message appointment reminders and health messages, please let us know

 

Please get in touch if you have any queries.

 

BLUE BADGES

Please note that City of Cardiff Council no longer contact GPs for information concerning for discretionary applications for disabled person’s blue badge.

Applicants need to complete Form BB2

Apply online:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

 

Postal Address: City of Cardiff Council, Blue Badge Team,

Po Box 47, Cardiff, CF11 1QB

 

Telephone: 02920 873232 (between 9.30am – 12pm only)

 

Email: disabledbadges@cardiff.gov.uk

DENTAL HELPLINE

The telephone number for the dental helpling in 029 20 444 500

(open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Please ring this number for any dental queries

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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