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Sick (Fit) notes

When do I need a Fit Note? (these are no longer called sick notes)

You can find clear guidance on fit notes here.

Key points

If you are off work for less than 8 days, you do NOT need a fit note signed by a GP.  Your employer may ask you to confirm you have been ill by completing a self certification (SC2) form which you can find here.

If you are off work for 8 days or more, your employer may ask for a fit note. If you are getting care from the hospital, request the fit note from your hospital doctor.  Otherwise, please request the fit note from the GP surgery by completing a fit note request form which our reception team can give you.  If the doctor agrees that the fit note is needed, it will be issued within 2 working days of your request.

Isolation Note for the Covid-19 Pandemic

If you are self isolating because you have flu like symptoms or have a household member affected,  and need a note for work, please follow this link.

Please do not ask the practice for a sick note for Covid related issues.  These requests will be denied at this time because of our workload. 

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