If you are off work for up to 1 week (5 working days) you do not need a sick note form. This means you can either write a letter to your employer or, if you prefer, there is a form called a Statutory Sick Pay Form or Employees Statement Of Sickness (form SC2). You can either collect one from reception or download one from our website by following the link below.
Once you have been off sick for more than 1 week you can obtain a sick note from a doctor by making an appointment or arranging a telephone consultation.
If you have been in hospital a sick note can either be issued by the hospital doctor or by a telephone consultation with a doctor who will have been informed by the hospital of your visit. It is not normally necessary for the doctor to see you in person.
If you have not been seen by a doctor before for the current problem and it is not a continuing condition it may be necessary for you to be seen by a doctor in person.