Sick (fit) notes

Sick (fit) notes

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

We have a new online request form which patients must complete before a sick note can be requested. If you have a a mobile phone or PC you can fill this is directly without speaking to the receptionist (see how below) please only call for a sick note if you do not have access to a device.

To request a sick note:

  • fill out a sick note request form click here
  • If you do not have a mobile phone then please call the surgery between 10am – 18:30pm and the receptionist will complete the online request on your behalf.

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.