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 Doctor’s note under these circumstances may involve a charge.
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
If you have been ill for over 7 days, your employer may ask you for a sick note (Med3). There are options within this document to allow for phased returns, altered hours, amended duties and workplace adaptations.
Do you need some help and support to get back to work? We have a social prescribing team who we can book you in with. You can contact the practice and ask to be booked in with one of the social prescribing team.
Please use our online consultation tool PATCHS to request a sick note. We may need to contact you to get some further information on the request.