Sick (fit) notes

If you’ve been off sick for more than 7 days

To request a sick note:

  • fill out a sick note request form
  • phone or visit the surgery from 10am to 6pm

Non-urgent advice: Important

Please provide name, date of birth, reason for absence from work and duration of sick note needed.

It may take up to 48hrs for this request to be met but the sick note will be dated from the day you requested it. 

If this is related to a new condition or we need more information we may ask you to attend the surgery prior to the sick note being completed 

If you’ve been off sick for 7 days or less

If you’re off work sick for 7 days or less, your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you’ve been ill. Instead, they can ask you to confirm that you’ve been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. We call this self-certification.

Find out more about sick notes on the NHS website.