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 £20.

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.

 

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.

You may need to have a phone consultation with one of the GPs before the certificate can be issued.  However, if the condition for the sick certificate is known to us, you may not need to speak to the GP. 

If you require a repeat certificate you will need to complete one of our 'Repeat Sick Certicficate Request' Forms. You can either complete the online form which will be sent directly to us, or print off and complete the printable form and drop it into reception.  Your certificate will then be ready for collection within 72 hours.  However, if the GP feels they need further information you may be required to make a routine appointment.