The patient is responsible for self-certification for the first seven days of illness, using form SC2 available from his/her employer or the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP). Thereafter, certificates are obtained from the doctor as part of the consultation. This "fit note" was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
Please note that the provision of private certificates and school letters etc are outwith NHS regulations and an appropriate charge will be made for supplying these documents. Please ask at reception for more details.