Parkview Surgery

60 West Drayton Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB8 3LA

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Med3 Fit Notes

You do not require a doctor’s sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a ‘Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work – ’Fit Note’

The ‘fit note’ was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer’s support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

If you need to request a sick note from us please send the request in writing using the eConsult system available on the main page of this website. You will need to state the dates the sick note should cover and the reason for it. If you have not been seen by us for this condition in the last three months we will arrange a review with a GP. We do not take these requests over the phone. If the sickness is related to Covid19 please follow this link and you will be able to get an isolation note to cover you for work Get an isolation note – NHS (111.nhs.uk).