Sick/Fit Note Certificates

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

To request a sick note:

  • Fill out a request online via PATCHS.
  • Phone or visit the surgery from 8:00am - 6:30pm as you may need to book an appointment with the doctor before a sick note can be issued.

If you’ve been off sick for 7 days or less

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.