Sick (fit) notes

Sick (fit) notes

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

To request a sick note:

  • phone or visit the surgery from 10am to 6pm
  • complete an online form to request a sick note

If you’ve been off sick for 7 days or less

If you’re off work sick for 7 days or less, your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you’ve been ill. Instead, they can ask you to confirm that you’ve been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. We call this self-certification.

Further Information

Find out more about sick notes on the NHS website.

When do I need a fit note? – NHS (