Cornerstone SurgeryCornerstone Surgery Drs Consiglio & SuttonDrs Consiglio & Sutton
Fingerpost Park Health Centre, Atlas St, St. Helens, WA9 1LN
Tel: 01744 738835 / 01744 647040  |  Fax: 01744 454624
Fingerpost Park Health Centre,
Atlas St, St. Helens, WA9 1LN
Tel: 01744 738835 / 01744 647040
Fax: 01744 454624

Medical certificates

Self certification

If you are off work due to sickness for seven days or less, your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you've been ill. They can, however, ask you to confirm that you've been ill - this is called self-certification.

Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn't have its own form, you can use the Employees Statement of Sickness which is supplied by HM Revenue & Customs
Please note that this is form is designed to be completed online, then printed

Fit notes (Doctors notes)

A 'Fit note' is a statement from a doctor (either your GP or consultant from hospital) about whether you are able to work. You only need a fit note if you are off work due to sickness or a medcial condition, for more than seven days

Should you require a fit note from the GP, please arrange a triage appointment. The GP may be able to issue the fit note after speaking to you on the phone, or may make an appointment for you

The British Government has produced some guidance on fit notes (PDF)

Last update 13/10/16