Been ill for less than 7 days?
If you have been ill for 7 days or less you don’t need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self-Certification form yourself. However some employers insist on a Doctor’s note regardless. A Doctors note under these circumstances involves a charge of £10.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form you can download a Self Certification Form using this link:>> Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.
Been ill 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. You can request a Doctor’s Sick/Fit note for more than 7 days by Requesting a Sick/Fit Note using eConsult.
Require an extension to a Sick Note?
If you have already had a Sick Note (Fit Note) for this illness your Doctor may not need to see you to issue an additional Sick Note. You can request a Sick/Fit Note Extension using eConsult.
We will contact you to let you know when you can collect your Sick/Fit Note or we may contact you to arrange an appointment.