Fit to work (Sick Note) certificates
A doctors certificate (now called a fit note) is NOT needed for less than a week off work. The first 7 days absence from work can be covered by signing a SELF CERTIFICATE (SC2). Your employer can supply these for you or alternatively we do usually have some at our Health Centre reception desks.
If you do need a certificate then sometimes this can be dealt with by booking a telephone appointment with a GP or by using econsult if you have previously been seen by a GP or Nurse Practitioner for the same reason.
If your workplace / employer / school or college insists on you having a doctors note/certificate prior to 7 days absence please note that a private fee will be payable in advance.