Sickness Certificates

The NHS provides sickness certification only after seven continuous days of illness. If you need a sick note to cover this period of sickness you can submit a request for one via our Online Sick Note form.

You can also complete a Self Certification (SC2) form which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Please visit the GOV.UK website for full information about fitness for work following a period of sickness.

After this period a NHS certificate may be issued but you will need to contact the surgery as it may be necessary to discuss your request with your GP.

Do I need a note saying I’m fit for work?

No. You do not need to see your GP again to be ‘signed back to work’.

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