If you're off work sick for more than 7 days, your employer will usually ask for a fit note (or Statement of Fitness for Work) from a healthcare professional. Fit notes are sometimes referred to as medical statements or a doctor's note, and used to be known as Sick Notes.

If you have seen a GP at the surgery regarding the problem for which you need a Sick/Fit Note (or we have received a letter from the hospital about your sickness), you man not need another appointment with the GP. The doctor may also be able to speak to you on the telephone depending on how well they know you and why you are off work sick.

If you have not seen a GP at the surgery and we have had no information from a medical professional about your illness, you will not be able to get a Sick/Fit Note without an appointment.

In either of the above cases, you can complete an admin requst for a sick/fit note using AccuRx Online Patient Triage. One of our GPs will then be in touch to either provide you with a Sick/Fit Note, or to advise that you need an appointment before they can issue you with a Sick/Fit Note.

Sick/Fit notes can only be issued when they are due; although they can be back dated they cannot be future dated. Please do not request emergency appointments for a Sick/Fit Note. Urgent appointments are only provided for genuine medical emergencies and not for the purpose of Sick/Fit Notes.

Sick/Fit notes can be requested by submittng an admin request via our AccuRx Online Patient Triage.

For more information on Sick/Fit notes, please visit the NHS website:

When do I need a fit note?

Can I get a fit note without seeing a healthcare professional?

Can I go back to work before the end date on my fit note?


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