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 don’t need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self-Certification form yourself. However some employers insist on a Doctor’s note regardless. A Doctors note under these circumstances involves a charge of £10.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form you can download the Self Certification Form from this link https://public-online.hmrc.gov.uk/lc/content/xfaforms/profiles/forms.html?contentRoot=repository:///Applications/PersonalTax_iForms/1.0/SC2&template=SC2.xdp. Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.
Doctor’s Sick/Fit Note for 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.
If you have not seen a Doctor about your illness you will need to arrange an appointment before a Fitness to Work Certificates.
We would recommend that you go to the home page and click on eConsult and follow the prompts before contacting the practice.
Requesting an repeat 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.
The doctor may request that you arrange an appointment to be reviewed. To request another sick/fit note you will need to put a request in writing and post to the surgery or alternatively come into the practice and complete a fitnote request form.
To find out the correct course of action go to the home page and click on eConsult and follow the prompts a member of staff with respond to your request within 24 hours.