Unfortunately, pressures on general practice mean that we are having to review our work to ensure that we are able to focus on our key duty of care for patients. So, we do not provide fit notes for absences of less than a week.

Please note a Sick or Fit Note can be backdated; please discuss this when you see your GP. Emergency or urgent appointments should not be used to request Sick / Fit notes.

If you have been sick for more than four days in a row, but less than seven, you can self–certify your illness using a SC2 form. You can obtain this form from your employer or the HMRC website. If you are unwell for more than four days you are advised to contact the surgery to assess your fitness to work.

Self-certification certificate

More than seven days off sick
If you’re off work sick for more than seven days your employer will normally ask for a Fit Note (or Statement of Fitness for Work) from your GP or Hospital Doctor.

How to count sick days
When you work out the number of days that you’ve been sick, you need to count all the days in a row you’ve been sick, including days you don’t normally work such as weekends and bank holidays.

Requesting a sick note from your GP
Fill in an online form to request or extend your existing sick note. Please ensure you submit sufficient information about your health and the reason.