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 £30.

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 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 are called ‘Fitness to Work’.

Please note, if you are requesting a new fit note rather than an extension, you will be required to make an appointment.

Once completed you should arrange for collection from reception within a week. We can email fit notes when ready.


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 this form. Please be aware a Sick Note can take up to 3 working days to be available for collection or be emailed to you. Be aware that a fit note can be back dated.

Returning to Work

There is no need for a return to work line. You can return to work before your line runs out, providing you feel well enough to do so and the GP has not specified that you need a return appointment.