Sick/Fit Note Certificates

Self Certification Sick/Fit Note for less than 7 days

If you have been off work unwell for 7 days or less you don’t need to see a Doctor for a self-certification.

Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have a form you can download the Self Certification Form government website.  Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer.


Doctor’s Sick/Fit Note for more than 7 days

If you have off work unwell for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness to Work’ Certificates.  

Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment.

See the NHS website for a full explanation of Fit Notes.

 Or speak with a speciaist advisor in NHS Health Scotland by calling 0800 019 2211.