If you are off work due to a hospital admission, a sick note can be issued by the hospital for this period. Once discharged, your GP can issue a sick note, based on your hospital discharge letter.
Sick notes can only be issued when they are due. They can be back-dated but they cannot be future dated. Please allow 2 working days for your sick note to be processed. We will contact you by text or phone when it is ready to collect or if we need further information.
Sick/Fit Note request form
If you have been sick for more than four days in a row, but less than seven, you can self–certify your illness using a SC2 form. You can obtain this form from your employer or by visiting the HMRC website.
Statement of Fitness for Work
The Doctor will provide you with a Statement of Fitness for Work (‘Fit Note’) if, after seven days, you are still not well enough to work. Your employer will most likely request this statement as evidence to support payment of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
Further information is available at the Direct.Gov website.