Getting a fit (sick) note

Find out how to request a sickness certificate

The NHS provides sickness certification only after seven continuous days of illness. 

If you need a sick note to cover this period of sickness you should complete a Self Certification (SC2) form which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website. 

Please visit the Direct Gov website for full information about fitness for work following a period of sickness.  

After this period a NHS certificate may be issued but you will need to contact the surgery as it may be necessary to discuss your request with your GP. 

The easier way is to submit a request using our online system, PATCHS. Alternatively, you can ring the Practice on 020 7887 1600