*If you come and see us for a
certificate once you are better we aren't able to write one for
you, you have to see us or contact us when you are actually ill.
* we are unable to back date any
request for sick note (only exception is if there is a hospital
attendance letter, discharge letter, A&E letter, out of hours GP
If you have just come out of hospital we may not need to see you
for medical reasons, but you may need a certificate. In these
circumstances, if we have the hospital discharge letter/consultants
letter we can provide you with a medical certificate without seeing
you in person.
Fit Note Guide for Patients
DWP - Statement of Fitness for Work
Guidance for GPs on using fit notes (statements of fitness for
Doctors issue fit notes to people to provide evidence of the advice
they have given about their fitness for work. They record details of
the functional effects of their patientís condition so the patient
and their employer can consider ways to help them return to work.
If youíre a patient or employee, read www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave
If an employee has been unfit for work for 4 weeks or more (or is
likely to be), their GP or employer can refer them to Fit
for Work Ė a new
government occupational health service. This aims to reduce
long-term sick leave by helping the employee develop a Return
To Work Plan thatís
tailored to their individual needs.
More guidance about health and work issues is available for: