Request a Sick Note for work

Sick (fit) notes

If you’ve been off sick for more than 7 days and require a sick note please either:

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.

When your fit note runs out

If your certificate runs out, but you are still sick, you will need to consult the doctor again before you can get a further certificate.

Fit certificates can be back-dated so it is not necessary to make an emergency appointment to renew your certifiate. If you attend an emergency appointment for the purpose of getting a medical certificate you will be asked to rebook.


Saltscar Surgery can provide private letters. This is non NHS work and you will be charged for private letters. The fee must be paid before the letter can be started. 

The submit a letter request, please either:

The fees for letters are dependent on the request.  Please get in touch to find out more.