Sickness Certificates

Self Certification Sick/Fit Note for Less Than 7 Days

If you have been ill for 7 days or less you don’t need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self-Certification form yourself. However some employers insist on a Doctor’s note regardless. A Doctors note under these circumstances may involve a charge.

Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form you can download the Self Certification Form. Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.

Doctor’s Sick/Fit Note for More Than 7 Days

If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness to Work’ Certificates.

The doctor would need to discuss any new sick note with you so you would need to arrange an appointment or complete out Sick/Fit note request form below.

If you have already been seen by your Doctor about this illness your certificate will be sent to you within a week.

Requesting an Additional Sick/Fit Note

If you have already had a Sick Note (Fit Note) for this illness your Doctor may not need to see you to issue an additional Sick Note. Please request via our request form below.

If the Duty Doctor does not need to consult further, the request will be processed and the fit note will be sent electronically to the patient.

PLEASE NOTE: The GP telephone booking slots available online cannot be used for fit note requests. Online bookings made for ongoing fit note requests will be cancelled by the practice.

We have taken this measure to ensure our GP’s can remain focused on patients clinical needs. Ensuring patients can access our service with their health concerns as quickly as possible. Fit notes will be processed separately to our usual surgery clinics.