Sick notes and fit notes
If you require a new sick note:
If you need a new sick certificate (‘fit note’) for a new condition lasting 7 days where you have not consulted any medical professional yet, please do an eConsult.
By law we cannot backdate a note to before the first time you were seen, so please ensure you have done the eConsult within the first 7 days.
We do not give fit notes for periods of less than 7 days as you can self-certify. If your employer requires this, please advise them of your legal rights in relation to this. If you still need this we can provide a private sick note which is chargeable.
More information is available at https://www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave
If you require an extension to your existing sick note:
If you require an extension to a fit note which we have already given you, but do not need to discuss anything else, please do not book a GP appointment. Please submit an eConsult or fill in a form at reception.