Sick/Fit Note Certificates

Self Certification Sick/Fit Note

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 the Self Certification Form. Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.


Any sickness absence that started between 10 December 2021 and 26 January 2022 (inclusive) can continue to be self-certificated for up to 28 days. For absences starting on or after 27 January 2022 the 7-day period will apply.

More information:

If you are an employee and need to claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from your employer use form SC2.



Please be aware if you request a sick note/fit note or a continuation of a sick note this does not guarantee that it will be issued, A clinician will review your request and if nescessary they will call you for further information or they will ask you to make an appointment to disucuss this.

Doctor’s Sick/Fit Note for more than 28 days

If you have been ill for more than 28 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness to Work’ Certificates.

The doctor may call you or arrange for an appointment.



Requesting an additional Sick Note

If you have already had a Sick Note for this illness your Doctor may not need to see you to issue an additional Sick Note. Please complete this form. 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.