The NHS provides sickness certification only after seven continuous days of illness. If you need a sick note for your employer to cover the first 3-7 days of sickness, you should complete a Self-Certification (SC2) form. This is available from your employer, the HMRC website, or see the options below:
Need a sick note after seven continuous days of illness?
Please contact the GP surgery as you normally would for a routine appointment as it may be necessary to arrange to discuss your request with a GP.
Do I need a note saying I’m fit for work?
No. You do not need to see your GP again to be ‘signed back to work’.