Self Certification note for sickness less than 7 consecutive days:
If you have been ill for 7 days or less you don’t need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self Certification form yourself. However some employers insist on a Doctor’s note regardless. A Doctors note under these circumstances may involve a charge.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form your can download this Self Certification Form (PDF). Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.
Sick Note Request
If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. However, to obtain a certificate you will need a consultation with a GP. A written request will not suffice in this case. So you will need to complete an eConsult to request a Tel/Video consultation. Upon consultation, it is up to the GP’s discretion to issue the certificate. The GP will determine a course of treatment and based on that regime, will decide how long sick note will need to be issued for.
Sick Note Extension
If you have already had a Sick Note (Fit Note) for this illness your Doctor may not need to see you to issue an extension to the existing Sick Note. Please complete this form. We will contact you to let you know when you can collect your Sick Note or we may contact you to arrange an appointment should the GP think there is a need for a review
Please note: The GPs cannot forward date a sick note. A sick note extension can only be issued on or after the day the current note expires. The turn around time for a sick note extension is up to 5 working days from the date of request or the date of current note’s expiry (which ever is later).
Sick/Fit Note Extension Request
What is eConsult?
Where can I get help in using eConsult?
Is it easy to use eConsult?
Does eConsult mean I won’t see my GP?
Do I need an account and password?
How can I use eConsult when I don’t have a computer, tablet or smartphone?
eConsult is only available online, but you can still telephone the GP surgery in the same way you always have. Practice receptionists will talk you through a questionnaire and complete an eConsult on your behalf if you do not have online access.