When do you need a sick note?
Less than 7 calendar days off sick
If you’re off work sick for 7 days or less ( including weekends/ bank holidays/ or days you don’t work), your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you’ve been ill. Instead they can ask you to confirm that you’ve been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.
More than 7 calendar days off sick
If you’re off work sick for more than 7 days, your employer will usually ask for a fit note (or Statement of Fitness for Work) from a healthcare professional. Fit notes are sometimes referred to as medical statements or doctor’s notes.
To request a sick note please put in a request online via the ask my gp service
Alternatively, you can telephone the practice on 0161 881 4293