Sick/Fit Note Certificates
Update: From 10th December 2021
Government website regarding sick leave – https://www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave
You can take time off work if your ill. You need to give your employer proof if your ill for more than 28 days.
If you started your sick leave before 10 December 2021, you must give proof if you have been ill for more than 7 days.
Covid 19 – Isolation note
If you are self-isolating and cannot work because of coronavirus (COVID-19) you can get an ‘isolation note’ online from NHS 111. You do not need to go to contact ourselves as your GP or a hospital.
Self Certification Sick/Fit Note for less than 28 days
If you have been ill for 28 days or less you don’t need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self-Certification form yourself.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form you can download the Self Certification Form. Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.
Sick/Fit Note for more than 28 days
You must give your employer a doctor’s ‘fit note’ (sometimes called a ‘sick note’) if you have been ill for more than 28 days in a row and have taken sick leave. This includes non-working days, such as weekends and bank holidays.
You can do this by contacting the practice via phone on 0114 229 1686, please be advised that sick / fit note requests are not classed as an urgent requirement and are additional workload for the doctors at the practice, in most cases a sick / fit note will not be issued the same day it is requested.
In some cases for a sick / fit note to be issued you will require a telephone call with a doctor, these appointments can be booked a few weeks in the future. In these instances a sick / fit note can be back dated to cover the period it is / was required for.