Sick Note

Information about sick notes

  • We can only issue notes for patients of the Andover Health Centre
  • You are able to self certify for an illness for the first 7 days off work.
  • Fit notes can only be issued in respect of a medical condition that the Medical Centre is aware of.
  • Fit notes cannot be issued in advance, for example to be after a surgical operation in the future.
  • Fit notes can be issued retrospectively if required by the employer and we have a record of the illness
  • Fit notes may take up to 5 working days (7 calendar days) to be completed. They will not be completed by the emergency doctor.
  • Requests for fit notes for any hospital activity are to be directed to the relevant hospital team and can be issued for the full duration you are advised to be off work, have amended duties, or altered hours.
  • Indefinite fit notes can only be issued by a Department of Work and Pensions Medical Assessor and cannot be given by your GP.

Get a sick note

If you’ve been off sick for more than 7 days

To request a sick note:

  • fill out a sick note request form
  • phone or visit the surgery during surgery hours

Sick Note Request Form

Sick / Fit Note Request
Please use format day/month/year e.g. 12/05/1979
Select date from the date picker or enter in the format DD/MM/YYYY e.g. 15/06/2023
Select date from the date picker or enter in the format DD/MM/YYYY e.g. 15/06/2023
Describe your illness and why you need a Sick / Fit Note.

Privacy Policy

This form collects your name, date of birth, email, other personal information and medical details. This is to confirm you are registered with the practice, to allow the practice team to contact you and also to update your medical records. Please read our Privacy Policy to discover how we protect and manage your submitted data.

Non-urgent advice: Who can Sign a Sick/Fit Note?

From July 2022, fit notes can be certified and issued by nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists, as well as doctors, and no longer require to be signed.

Sick 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.

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 the HMRC website. If you are unwell for more than four days you are advised to contact the surgery to assess your fitness to work.

If you’re off work sick for more than seven days your employer will normally ask for a Fit Note (or Statement of Fitness for Work) from your GP or Hospital Doctor.

When you work out the number of days that you’ve been sick, you need to count all the days in a row you’ve been sick, including days you don’t normally work such as weekends and bank holidays.

The Doctor will provide you with a Statement of Fitness for Work (‘Fit Note’) if 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.

If you or your employer require further information concerning your period(s) of illness , then your Doctor may require to issue you with a letter. Please note that a charge may apply for this service. Please check with our Reception Desk.