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. Please print, fill it in and hand it in to your employer.
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.
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 send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a SystmOnline/NHSapp message with the dates you need for a continuation sick note. We will contact you to let you know when you can collect your Sick / Fit Note or we may contact you to arrange an appointment. As we are now able to send sick notes via text or email, please ask the Reception team to confirm your contact information on your records in order to avoid any delays. Alternatively, you can change these details via SystmOnline, Airmid or the NHSapp.