Fit notes (formerly sick notes)

You only need a doctor’s note if you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven calendar days. If you require a fit note, please contact our reception. Your employer will provide you with an SC2 self-certification form for shorter periods of illness.

For more information on fit notes please click here.

Support for people with long term health conditions

The NHS recognises that while it may not always be appropriate, continuing to work can be beneficial in the long term. As a medical practice we work to support patients hoping to return to work.

Following a consultation with your GP they can confirm if you are ready to return to work and if any workplace adjustments may help. If necessary they may issue you with a ‘fit note’ which could include useful advice to their patients about the effects of their health condition and how they might be able to return to work while they recover.

For more information on coping with a long term health condition at work please click here.