Sick/Fit Note

Get a sick note

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

To request a sick note:

  • fill out a sick note request form
  • phone the surgery during surgery open hours

Sick/fit note request form

Sick / Fit Note Request with Intelligence
Is this your first sick / fit note for this illness?

First Sick / Fit Note

How long have you been ill (including holidays and weekends)?

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 available online from HMRC.

Many employers have their own self-certification forms. You do not need to see a Doctor.

Requesting an additional Sick / Fit Note

If you have already had a Note for this illness your Doctor may not need to see you to issue an additional Note. Please complete this form. We will contact you to let you know when your Note is ready or we may contact you for more information.

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.

Please call the surgery to arrange a consultation.

Your details

Which surgery are you registered with?
Please use format day/month/year e.g. 12/05/1979

Your Illness

Describe your illness and why you need a Sick / Fit Note.

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If you are off work due to a Hospital admission, a Sick Note can be issued by the Hospital to cover the period of time you were in the Hospital. Once discharged, your GP can issue a Sick Note, based on your Hospital discharge letter. If you think this is your situation, our Reception Team will assist you.

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.

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.

The Doctor will provide you with a Statement of Fitness for Work (‘Fit Note’) if you are still not well enough to work. Your employer will most likely request this statement as evidence to support payment of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Further information is available at the Direct.Gov website.