Sick Notes

Requesting a sick note

If you've been off sick for more than 7 days

To request your first sick note:

  • Contact us online by using Patchs
  • Phone or visit the surgery from 8am to 6pm 

If you've been off sick for less than 7 days

If you're off work sick for 7 days or less, your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you've been ill. Instead, they can ask you to confirm that you've been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. We call this self-certification. 

Find out more about sick notes on the NHS website.When do I need a fit note? - NHS (

Extending a sick note

When your sick note runs out you can request for it to be extended.  You can do this:

Sometimes the doctor might say you need a review before they can give another sick note. We will arrange an appointment for this.  

Please allow 48 working hours for your sick note to be processed and ready for collection.

Collecting your sick note

When your sick note is ready you can collect it from the surgery during our opening hours or request to have it emailed to you.

Please remember to give us your email address if you want your sick note emailed to you.