Sick notes

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

To request a sick note:

  • use AccuRx to request a sick note
  • phone or visit the surgery 

For extensions to sick notes please use the contact methods above. We are not able to issue sick notes until the day your current note runs out, and we do not issue fit notes. 


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.