Do you need a sick note?

A sick note, also known as a fit note, is an official document or form from a GP or hospital doctor to certify whether an employee is either not fit for work or maybe fit for work. The sick note will also set out the nature of the condition for which the patient has been absent from work.

Please click here to:

  • view sick note guidance;
  • request a sick note from the practice;
  • self-certify for sickness absences of 28 days or less.

Find out more about when you may need a fit note.