Fit (Sick) Note

Obtain a Fitness for Work Note

The first seven days off work due to any illness are covered by a self-certificate available from your employer. You do not need to see a clinician until the eighth day of your illness.

Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice

If a note is required before this a charge will be made, as this is a private service.

Sick (fit) notes

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

To request a sick note:

  • fill out a sick note request form

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 website.