Get a sick/fit note

You can request sick note in 2 different ways:

  • You can order a new sick note by calling the practice after 10am and speak to one of our Patient Advisors who will put your request through to the GP.
  • To extend an existing sick note, you can email your request through to [email protected], or by using PATCHS.

We will need you to include the dates that you request your sick note to start and finish and the reason you are signed off work. If you are needing an amended duties note, we will need you to include the details of your amendment to work.

You do not need a fit note if you are off work sick for seven days or less. It should be enough to give proof yourself when you go back to work. This is called ‘self-certification’.

Self-certification forms

  • If you have been off less than 7 days when you go back to work, you may need to fill in a self-certification form. This includes things like:
  • details about your sickness or illness
  • the date your sickness started
  • the date your sickness ended
  • These dates may include days you do not normally work, for example a weekend or bank holiday.
  • Some employers have their own self-certification form. If yours does not, use HMRC: Employees Statement of Sickness on GOV.UK.