Doctor’s Sick / Fit Note for more than 7 days

If you are unable to work, you can request an sick note when you have been ill for more than 7 days in a row and have taken sick leave.  This includes non-working days, such as weekends and bank holidays.

You can self-certify your first 7 days of sickness by completing an Employee’s statement of sickness to claim Statutory Sick Pay form (SC2).  You can download the form from the GOV.UK Website.

To make your request for a sick note , please visit accuRx.  On receipt of your request, the doctor may call you or arrange for an appointment.

Where possible, we will send your Certificate to you by text message to your mobile phone via accuRx, a secure NHS approved messaging system. You will receive a text message with link to retrieve your certificate – you will be asked to enter your date of birth as verification. The certificate can then be downloaded and saved to your phone or computer for future use.

Please note we can only issue you with a sick note once you have been ill for more than 7 days in a row.  Sick notes can only be issued on the date they are due, and cannot be forward dated.

Further information can be found on the GOV.UK Website.

Please note: If you have been told to self-isolate or are choosing to self isolate due to coronavirus and need a sick note for your employer, but are not actually unwell, your GP cannot provide this for you. You can request an Isolation Note online by visiting