If you’ve been off sick for more than 7 days
To request a sick note:
- fill out a first sick note request form if you have not yet had a sick note for this absence
- fill out an additional sick note request form if you have already had a sick note for this absence
- phone us on 0161 881 6120 or visit the surgery from 10am to 6pm
- contact the doctor responsible for your care if the sick (fit) note is related to a hospital procedure such as an operation as hospital doctors are required to provide sick notes in this instance
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.