Doctor’s Fit Note for less than 7 days
The Doctor’s note is referred to as a Fit Note. Your GP is entitled to charge you for a Fit Note when the illness has been for 7 days or less.
It is not always necessary to visit your Doctor in order to receive a Fit Note.
You can complete a Self Certification form yourself. However some employers insist on a Doctor’s note regardless. A Doctors note under these circumstances involves a charge of £15.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form your can download this Self Certification Form (PDF). Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.
Alternatively please complete this form. Someone will be in touch from the practice to explain when you will receive the Fit Note and to arrange payment.