REQUEST A SICK NOTE
For the first 7 days that you are unable to work through sickness you can complete a self-certification form. this form can be obtained from your employer.
The Surgery does not issue self-certification forms.
If you are in hospital, they will provide you with a sick note. They should also include any period necessary after you leave hospital. If necessary, this can be extended by your GP when you return home.
After the first 7 days, you will need a sick note from your GP. This can be backdated to ensure continuity of sickness absence so an immediate appointment is not necessary.