If you need to take time off work beacuse you are ill you will not need a doctors sick note for the first seven days of your illness. You can/must fill in a self-certification form SC1 and hand to your employer. These are available at a Post Office or from us.
Doctors Cerfificate (Med3)
After the self-certification expires (first seven days) and you require a sick note you will have to make an appointment to see a doctor. They can no longer be issued over the telephone or by message.
Private Sick Notes
If you require a private sick note you will still need to make an appointment and there will be a charge of £11.00 for issuing the certificate.