Sick (fit) notes

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

To request a sick note:

  • Please use our online consultation tool PATCHs to request your sick note. The link to PATCHs can be found on our home page

Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice

We do NOT have a sick note request form.

All continuation sick notes are requested via PATCHs our online consultation tool.

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.