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Blood Test, Urinary Test and X-ray Test Results will be communicated via SMS 


From Tuesday 28th May 2019 we will be communicating some test results via text messaging. Please see our homepage for further info.  


Staff Training 


Please note: 

We will be closed the afternoon of Wednesday 25th September 2019 

The Surgery closes one Wednesday afternoon a month for Staff training. Please see our ‘When we are closed’ page to find out more or ask Reception if you require further information, thank you in advance for your co-operation. 

 

 

Llantwit Major and Coastal Vale

Medical Practice

Llantwit Major

Tel.(01446) 793444

Rhoose - Tel. 712701

St Athan - Tel. 751010

School Certificates 

In general GPs do not provide certificates for children; the school is generally satisfied by a parent’s explanation of the absence. 

GPs do not provide short term sickness certification for periods of less than 7 days and are unable to issue medical certificates for longer periods of sickness absence unless the patient was seen by the GP at the time of the illness.  GPs are not responsible for issuing medical certificates for school children.  A refusal to provide this certification is in accord with the Government policy to reduce GP paperwork and preserve GP time for clinical care.  Please see; http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4003147

When a child has missed an exam the examination boards do not require the GP to provide a certificate before special consideration of the case.  Please see http://www.jcq.org.uk/attachments/published/538/Final%20%20RAG%2007%2D08.pdf

A case of a child with recurrent, short-term illnesses needs very sensitive and expert management by the school and the School’s Health Service in consultation with the parents and the child.  The school doctor should seek any additional medical information by directly contacting the GP with the consent of the parent, or of the child if competent to give legally valid consent. 

In cases of more prolonged absence the problem needs very careful assessment by the school and School Health Service to determine how best to provide education for the child.  Again the school doctor may, with appropriate consent, seek any additional medical information directly from the GP.

It is most important that the GP retains the full confidence of any child, but it is particularly important for those children that have problems resulting in poor school attendance where a trusted doctor-patient relationship may be critical for the child’s ongoing care. 

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Llantwit Major - Station Road, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 1ST Telephone (01446) 793444

Rhoose - Rhoose Medical Centre, 54 Fontygary Road, Rhoose, CF62 3DS Telephone Rhoose 712701

St Athan - Chapel Surgery, Gileston Road, St Athan, Nr Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 4PZ Telephone 751010