Sick (fit) notes

Sick (fit) notes

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

To request a sick note:

  • fill out a sick note request form
  • phone or visit the surgery from 8am to 6pm

Non-urgent advice: Sick Notes

Since 6 April 2010 sick notes have changed.  We are now encouraged to help people to get back to work earlier.  This might be possible through a phased return to work, altered hours, amended duties or workplace adaptations.  Long term sickness is bad for morale so hopefully this will be seen positively by employers.  They have no obligation to agree to these terms, however.

Further details from: Fit note guidance for patients and employees

Please remember that all employees can self-certify for the first seven days of illness.  It is unfair to other patients if appointments are being used inappropriately.  A self-certificate is available online at: Self Certificate Form or we keep a supply of paper copies at the reception desk. 

If you require another sick note and you have already self certified for the first 7 days, or if you require an extension of a current sick note, please follow the link below to fill out the admin request form: Submit a request for a new/extended sick note