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 £40.

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 contact the Surgery or see a Doctor.


Sick/Fit Note 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 complete the Sick/Fit note request form.  This will be passed to the doctor on the day that it is due.  

Please allow 48 hours for your request to be processed from the start date on your sick note.