Updated 25/04/2022 

Updated Covid-19 Information - Due to the Covid-19 Assessment Centres closing, from Monday 4th April, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery if:  

  • Your symptoms worsen during self-isolation, especially if you’re in a high or extremely high-risk group
  • Breathlessness develops or worsens, particularly if you’re in a high or extremely high-risk group
  • You have symptoms that you can no longer manage at home

If the surgery is closed, please phone 111

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms 

Medical Sickness Certificates

Medical Certificates

We no longer keep a supply of self certificate forms in the surgery. You can download a copy of the form here sc2.pdf or request one from your employer.  This form should be used for periods of absence up to 7 days.

 If you require a doctors fitnote (formerly sickness certificate) following a period of absence greater than 7 days please contact the surgery.

 Please note a change to health board procedures states that where the absence has been initiated by a hospital doctor, either as an inpatient or outpatient, it is the hospitals responsibility to issue the fitnote.  Please get in touch with the appropriate department

The first seven days  

For the first SEVEN days of illness or injury (including Sundays), you do not need to provide your employer with a doctor's medical certificate (sick note). However, you do need a 'self-certification form' to provide evidence of your inability to work. If you are employed you will need a form SC2 which is available from your employer or you can now click the link below and print off a copy, if you are unemployed or self-employed form SC1 is required.

A certificate is not required for the first THREE DAYS of illness or injury.

Should your employer require a certificate from a doctor for this duration there may be a fee.

After seven days

Should your illness or injury extend to beyond seven days you will need a doctor's certificate.

If you have consulted a doctor during the first seven days a telephone call to the practice requesting a medical certificate may be sufficient.

If you have NOT consulted a doctor with the current problem and it is NOT a continuing problem then you will need to make an appointment to see a doctor.

If you have been in hospital a sickness certificate should have been issued by the hospital (please make sure that you ask for a sickness certificate whilst you are in hospital). If for any reason this has not been the case please contact the relevant doctor or department who has recommended your absence.  Please note it is now the responsibility of both the in patient and outpatient departments to issue the certificate.

Continuation certificates

A continuation certificate can be arranged via telephone or calling into reception. Please contact the surgery the day before your sick certificate runs out. We will need the following information:-

  • Your full name and address
  • Your medical condition, which is on your current sick certificate
  • The duration for which you need the certificate - eg one week


Back-dated certificates

A sick certificate can be back-dated so that you do not need to be seen urgently or on the day that your sick certificate expires. It can be issued at a later date and backdated at the doctor's discretion to the required date. 

Private certificates

Some employers/insurance schemes may request a private sick certificate. There will be a fee for this. The practice will be able to advise you of the current fee.

Please allow 48 hours notice for your certificate.

Fit For Work certificates

 You do not need to see your GP to be signed fit to go back to work. Please see the attached information if you have any queries.


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