Sick (fit) notes

If you’ve been off sick for more than 7 days

To request a sick note:

If you have been off sick for over the 7 day self certification period, please call reception as you will need to speak to a GP for them to issue your first sick note.

After you have had your first sick note, you will be able to put in your request for a renewal via anima. Please note the GP may ask you to come into the surgery for an appointment if you have been off sick for a long term basis.

If you’ve been off sick for 7 days or less

If you’re off work sick for 7 days or less, your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you’ve been ill. Instead, they can ask you to confirm that you’ve been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. We call this self-certification.

Find out more about sick notes on the NHS website.

Date published: 20th September, 2023
Date last updated: 21st March, 2024