REQUEST A SICK NOTE
If employees are off work for 7 days or less, they do not need to give their employer a fit note or other proof of sickness from a healthcare professional.
When they return to work, their employer can ask them to confirm they’ve been off sick. This is called ‘self-certification’. The employer and employee will agree on how the employee should do this. They might need to fill in a form or send details of their sick leave by email.
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.