Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor’s sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may, however, require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website. If sickness continues for more than 7 days you will require a doctors statement of fitness for work note. Sicknotes can only be requested on the day they run out as they cannot be forward dated due to being a legal document. Please call us after 9am to request a sicknote on the day it runs out.

Be prepared for reception to ask you information regarding; the length of time you require to be signed unfit for work and the reason why you are unfit for work.

Returning to work – there is no such thing as a return to work note. If you feel you are ready to return to work but on amended duties, our doctor can do a phased return/light duties note.

If your employer requires it in writing that you are fit to work, this is private work and will be susceptible to a fee – please contact reception for information.

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