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 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.
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.
Use Patient Access to book an appointment, order repeat prescriptions and view your medical record.
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