A Doctor’s Note or Sick Note is now called a ‘Fit Note‘
Illness for less than 7 days
If you are unwell and absent from work for 7 days or less, you do not need a doctor’s note. In these instances, you can ‘self certify’ your illness.
Your employer might have a procedure or form for you to complete or you can use the SC2 Self-certificate Form.
Illness longer than 7 days
If you are unwell and away from work for 7 days or more, you will need a Fit Note.
You do not need to make an appointment with the doctor for this. Please tell receptionist the reason and dates of absence and a request will be made to the Doctor for your Fit Note.
Allow two working days before collecting.
You do not need a Fit Note to return to work.