For work abscences of seven days or less you need to obtain a Self-Certificate Form SC2 from your employer.
Doctors are not required to, and do not issue, NHS sick notes for the first seven days of illness.
Further details can be found on the NHS website.
If you require a certificate for the first seven days from your doctor, please ask, in writing, for a private sick note for which a fee is payable. A receipt will be issued for this.
If you are unable to return to work after seven days, contact the surgery to obtain an NHS sick note.
You can use e-consult or contact us via e-mail: WHCCG.ParkSurgeryfirstname.lastname@example.org for this type of enquiry. Please include as much information as possible (reason for abscence, sickness start date, expected sickness end date) and ensure we have your current contact details - incase we need to contact you to discuss the request further.
Due to the large volume of test results that come into the surgery, we are unable to contact patients about normal or expected test results. Where clinically necessary, the Doctor will contact patients to discuss any unexpected or abnormal results to establish whether any further action is required.
Where a test has been requested by the hospital consultant or clinic, please contact them directly to discuss the result.
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
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