We run all our surgeries at Front Street by an appointment only system. Appointments can be booked by telephone or in person. We try to make sure you see the doctor of your choice but if they are not available we may offer you an appointment with another doctor.
Routine GP appointments are booked at 10 minute intervals.
A few appointments are kept open in each surgery for illnesses that require immediate attention. Patients requesting urgent appointments at busy times may be asked a few details about their condition by the receptionist to allow the GP to evaluate the urgency of the request.
When you phone the surgery, please be prepared to answer a few questions from the reception staff, so that we can make sure the most appropriate member of the team helps you.
Please ask reception to register you for online services and issue you with your logon details.
Please bring in proof of identity, eg driving licence, passport, or utility bill less than 3 months old.
Our reception opening hours at Copmanthorpe are:-
08:30 - 12:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Surgery times are:-
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00-11:00 by appointment
Afternoons - CLOSED
Nurse Clinics - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Copmanthorpe patients are, as always, very welcome to make an appointment at Front Street Surgery.
Please telephone Front Street on 01904 794141 if Copmanthorpe is closed.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.
Been Off Work?
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).
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)