Sick (fit) notes

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.

Find out more about sick notes on the NHS website.

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

To request a sick note:

GPs can usually only issue sick notes for conditions they are aware of.  If you do not consult us, but then require a sick note this may not be possible.