Fit (sick) notes

You can self-certify for the first 7 days you are off sick from work. 

If you’ve been ill for more than 7 days and have taken sick leave, you can get a fit note (also known as a sick note) from your GP surgery or at a hospital to give to your employer.


Getting a fit note

If you’re registered with GP at Hand, book an appointment with one of our clinicians who can issue fit notes. If they think a fit note is needed, our Support Team will send it to you via text message or email. The message will contain a secure link for you to view or download your fit note. You will need the internet on your phone (or you can open the link on the computer).


Who can certify and issue fit (sick) notes

  • GPs
  • Advanced nurse practitioners
  • Mental Health Practitioners 
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
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