Sick/Fit Note Certificates

Self Certification Sick/Fit Note for less than 7 days

If you have been ill for 7 days or less, you do not need a doctor’s sick note; you can complete a Self-Certification form yourself from your employer. If your employer doesn’t have their own form you can download the Self Certification Form below.

Requesting an additional Sick/Fit Note

If you have already had a Sick Note (Fit Note) for an illness from your Doctor, you may not need another appointment to have an additional sick note; please contact reception to submit your request. If you have never been seen or assessed for a problem, you will need to arrange an appointment – sick notes will not be issued for conditions that we are unaware of.

If you have had an inpatient stay, procedure, or under the care of a specialist as an outpatient

If you have recently had an inpatient stay, procedure/test/examination, or under the care of a specialist, it is their responsibility to issue sick notes; this is because they would be in a better position to know about your condition and how long you will need to stay off work.

It is not the GP’s job to issue sick notes for other healthcare professionals; if you have tried to get a note from your specialist and they have declined, please inform us.

Receiving your note

We would prefer to send you an electronic sick note via SMS direct to your phone.