The NHS provides sickness certification only after seven continuous days of illness. If you need a sick note to cover this period of sickness you should complete a Self Certification (SC2) form which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
Please visit the Direct Gov website for full information about fitness for work following a period of sickness. After this period a NHS certificate may be issued but you will need to contact the surgery as it may be necessary to discuss your request with your GP.
Do I need a note saying I’m fit for work?
No. You do not need to see your GP again to be ‘signed back to work’.
Sick notes for school absence
Your GP does not provide this information. Please DO NOT book an appointment. A school should accept a note from the child’s parent or guardian. Please speak to reception for further information.