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Sick Note/Fit Note


You can obtain sick notes from the practice. They are for absence from work only.

First 7 days of illness: Self certification You do not require a sick note from us for the first week of your illness. You will need to contact your employer and follow their protocol. They may require you to complete a Self Certificate form [The SC-2 form]. The SC-2 form can be obtained from your employer or downloaded from the internet.

After 1 week: First note If you are absent from work for more than 1 week you will need a doctor’s sick note to cover the period. If it is your first sick note for the current illness, then you will need to be seen by the first day that the note is required as the first note can’t be back dated. When we see you, we will assess your condition and see if a sick note is required. We are unable to provide you with a first sick note if we haven’t assessed you and any sick note given can only be valid from the date you were assessed.

Continuation of a sick note Please make a note of when your sick note runs out. We prefer to renew on the day before or on the day it runs out.

Please note: reception staff will not be able to check when your sick note runs out.

Sick note after being to the hospital If you have been to hospital we may be able to give you a sick note based on the hospitals report on your illness.

Back dated sick note Backdated sick notes cannot be issued unless you have been seen during the period for which you are requesting the sick note.

Sick notes are NOT appropriate for  

  • Absence from community service.
  • Missing a Parole meeting.
  • Missing a court appearance

Please note: you do not need to book an appointment for sick note. Please come down to the surgery between 11.30 to 11.50 am on any working day and let the reception staff know you need a sick note.

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