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We are now able to send appointment reminders to your mobile phone.  Please update your mobile number when you next visit the surgery.


We are now accepting new patient registrations at the practice.


We have acquired the services of two new salaried GP's at the practice;
Dr Victoria Carradice MB ChB 2006 & Dr Sreelatha Vengala MB BS 2003,
Who will be starting at the practice in April 2017.


NOTICE
Can all patients registered at Cottingham Medical Centre please read the "PRACTICE NEWS" page under the "Further Information" column on the right-hand side of this page concerning changes to the practice in the very near future.


Please be patient with our reception staff who are trying to do their best in this very challenging period for Cottingham Medical Centre

Dr. Kieran and partners are actively trying to recruit new young Doctors to join our team following the retirement of Dr. Morgan and the resignation of Dr. George.  Unfortunately we are having to use more locum GP's to help us manage the ever incresing workload and this understandably puts a strain on everyone.

Our receptionists will always endeavour to find you an appointment which is convenient for you but unfortunately it may not be with the Doctor of your choice.

If you could bear with us the situation will hopefully get better in the not too distant future.


Friends and family test

Please feel free to complete our Friends and family test.  The link is in the further information box on the right hand side of the webpage.


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

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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