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.