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Fit notes and Sick notes

Fit notes

If you feel you would be able to return to work if some changes were made to your day to day job, we may be able to help you by completing a “Fitness to work” note. Please complete this form and drop it into your surgery.

We will either text you to inform you the form is ready for collection or to make an appointment to see the Doctor

Fit note request form

Sick notes

If you don't feel fit enough to work, you may need a sick note.

If this is your first sick note, have you:

Been in hospital?  If you have been in hospital and need to stay off work - the hospital is responsible for issuing your sick note, covering the full period until the date by which it is anticipated that you will be able to return to work. Please contact the hospital if they did not provide you with a sick note.

Been unwell 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 £40.Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form your can download a form by clicking on the link below. Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.
Been unwell for more than 7 days? Please download the form below, complete it and drop it into the surgery. The doctor may need to contact you for some more information, or may ask you to arrange an appointment.  If they are able to issue the note without a review, we will send you a text when the form is ready for collection.
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 download the form below, complete it and drop it into the surgery.   If they are able to issue the note without a review, we will send you a text when the form is ready for collection.

Additional sick note



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