Fit notes

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

You may need to request a fit note to provide to your employer. To request a sick note phone or visit the surgery from 9am to 5pm and please have the following information to hand :

  • Start Date of fit note (these can't be forward dated)
  • Duration of fit note
  • Reason for fit note

If you require a fit note for a new illness please be advised that a GP appointment may be required. 





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 Inform.