Fit (sick) 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.

Self Certification Form (PDF)

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

To request a fit note:

  • fill out a fit note request form
  • visit the surgery from 10am to 6pm for help completing the form

Your fit note will be sent to you electronically once it is completed.

Find out more about fit notes on the NHS website.

Help staying in work or help finding a new job

Be Well

The practice works in partnership with Be Well – a collaborative of community organisations who can help you to stay in work through physiotherapy, wellbeing advice, HR support, or help looking for a new job.

If you would like Be Well’s support please book a telephone appointment with our Integrated Health team who can refer you.