Fit Note Information

For ongoing Med3 certificates you do not need a GP appointment.

You can submit an electronic request by submitting a PATCHS administration request or call into the surgery and fill out a sick note request form. Please note, we will not take sick note requests over the phone. 

You do not require a doctor’s sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may, however, may require you to complete a self-certification form SC1 which is available to download via this HMRC Website.

Doctors Med3 Fit Note

If you have been off work sick for more than 7 days and require a Doctor's sick note, you will need to be reviewed by a GP.

The quickest and easiest way is to submit a PATCHS administration request. The Doctor can review your online consultation and decide if you need to be reviewed face to face or if a note can be issued based on the information provided, we will contact you to let you know. Please include the reason for your extension and the duration required. 

Statement of Fitness for Work - 'Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note may help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.