Who do I see: Self certify first 7 days, then routine GP appointment
Advice: Your doctor will give you a fit note if your health affects what you can do at work. If you require a Fit Note, complete an eConsult, or discuss with a GP via telephone consultation: contact reception at Philip Lane Main Surgery on 0208 808 7968 or Park Lane Branch Surgery on 0208 808 1868 or Westbury Avenue Branch Surgery on 0208 888 3227 to make an appointment. If you have been discharged from hospital, your hospital team will issue any fit notes for the entire period of your recovery. Please contact the ward staff (even after discharge). Schools should not request a GP letter to confirm absence, this can be written by a parent or guardian.
If you are fit for work, you do not need a fit note. You also do not need one if you are off sick for 7 calendar days or less, because you can self certify your leave for this time – see guidance on employee’s statement of sickness to claim Statutory Sick Pay.