Doctor’s Sick / Fit Note for more than 7 days
If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness To Work’ Certificates.
The doctor may call you or arrange for an appointment.
If you have already been seen by your Doctor about this illness your certificate will be sent to you within a week.
We are trying to reduce footfall to the practice as much as possible in order to prevent spread of COVID-19 infection and reduce demand on the practice therefore we have introduced the following changes in line with BMA / NHE guidelines:
All fit notes/letters/request forms for investigations etc will be sent electronically.
Failing that, they will be posted to the patient. Patients must not come to the surgery to pick them up.
Evidence for COVID-19-related absence from work will be provided by NHS 111 or should be waived by the employer. See 111 online for more information.