Sick notes / Fit notes

If you have been off work for more than 7 days, you can contact us to request a sick note for your employer. Sick notes are also known as ‘Fit notes’. The seven days include days that you don’t normally work. So, when you work out how long you’ve been off sick, you should include weekends and bank holidays.

If you have been off sick for 7 days or less

If you have been off work sick for 7 days or less, you do not need to contact us.

Your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you have been ill. Instead, they may ask you to complete a form when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If your employer doesn’t have their own form you can complete the a self-certification form on the GOV.UK website at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ask-your-employer-for-statutory-sick-pay.

Sick Note for after 7 days

If you have been off sick for more than 7 days, you should request a sick note. You can:

  • Submit an admin request for a new or repeat sick note via Anima between 8:00am – 8:00pm Monday – Friday.
  • Alternatively, call 01329 845777 or visit the surgery from 8:00am – 6:30pm.

Your sick note will be emailed to the address on your health record. Sick notes will be issued within between 3 – 5 working days but are usually completed quicker than this.

If you are still sick and your sick note is due to expire

You will need to contact us again to request a new sick note.