Doctor’s Sick / Fit Note for more than 7 days
If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness To Work’ Certificates.
The doctor may call you or arrange for an appointment.
If you have already been seen by your Doctor about this illness your certificate will be sent to you within a week.
Are you feeling suicidal or having thoughts of self harm?
You can get advice from the following resources:
In an emergency, please call 999.
National Suicide Helpline UK
The National Suicide Helpline offer a supportive listening service to anyone in the UK with thoughts of suicide or self-harm. They are open 24/7.
Call: 0800 689 5652
Oldham Healthy Minds,
111 Union Street,
Call: 0161 716 2777