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 may incur a small fee. 

Many employers have their own self-certification forms which you can fill 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.

The doctor may call you or arrange for an appointment to see you before this can be issued. 

 

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 an eConsult. If you have signed up to receive sms text messages from the practice we will send your fit note via sms as a download link. However, if you prefer you can have it sent via post to your home address.