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 speak to a Doctor. You can complete a Self-Certification form yourself which can be found here.

Some employers however insist on a Doctors note regardless and often have their own self-certification forms so please check this with your personnel department. 


Doctor’s 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. The doctor may call you or arrange for a telephone appointment.

If you have already spoken to your Doctor about this illness your certificate will be sent to you within a week.


Requesting an additional Sick/Fit Note

If you have already had a Sick Note (Fit Note) for this illness your doctor may not need to speak to you to issue an additional sick note. MED3's will be text or emailed to you to save trips to the surgery.