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Obtain a Fitness for Work Note

The DWP has issued strict guidelines for doctors to follow when issuing Fitness for Work notes (formerly known as ‘sick notes’).

 

If the illness is:

 

  • Less than 3 days: your employer should not require a Fitness for Work note.

 

  • Between 3 and 7 days: you should hand your employer a “self certificate” (SC1). You do not need to see the doctor for this.

 

  • More than 7 days: You will need a Fitness for Work note and must see the doctor to get one. It is only at 7 days that you need a doctors’ note. If you require a note covering illness when you saw a different doctor (e.g. casualty) the doctor at the surgery must be in receipt of written evidence that you saw another doctor.

 

 

Fitness for Work notes needed before 7 days illness will incur a charge that should be borne by your employer.

 

Please visit the Department for Work and Pensions website for more information.