Sick (fit) notes

Sick (fit) notes

If you’ve been off sick for more than 7 days

To request a sick note:

  • phone or visit the surgery from 10am to 6pm

If you’ve been off sick for 7 days or less

If you’re off work sick for 7 days or less, your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you’ve been ill. Instead, they 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. We call this self-certification.

Find out more about sick notes on the NHS website.

Private Sick Note

If you have taken less than seven days off work and a Statutory Sick Pay Form is not enough proof, then we can provide a Private Medical Certificate, for which a £30 charge is payable.  Please download and complete the Form, print it out and bring to the Surgery. Once payment and the Form have been submitted to the Reception, a Medical Certificate will be provided within seven days.