Sick/Fit Note Certificates

Self-Certification (less than 7 days)

If you have been ill for 7 days or less you do not need to see a doctor. You can complete a self-certification form yourself. However some employers insist on a doctor’s note regardless. A doctor's note under these circumstances involves a charge of £10.

Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer does not have their own form, you can download the Self Certification Form below. Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to contact the surgery.

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Click here if you have been ill for

less than 7 days

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Click here if you have been ill for

longer than 7 days

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Click here if you require a further sick note

Doctor’s Sick/Fit Note (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 may call you or arrange for an appointment to see you.

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 complete the Additional Sick Note form above. We will contact you to let you know when you can collect it (please allow three working days) or we may contact you to arrange an appointment.