Bilbrook Medical Centre

Sickness certificates

Fit Notes(sick notes) are issued when your ability to work may be affected. Here are some key facts about fit notes:

  • You must self-certify for the first 7 calendar days of any absence. A fit note from your GP is note required during this time
  • A fit note is an assessment of your general fitness to work and is not specific to your job
  • You can request a fit note online via patient access . If you request a fit note via reception, we may ask you some details about your circumstances

to ensure that you receive the best service

  •  If you may be able to work, with certain considerations, please do make this clear as we might be able to make suggestions to keep you working safely and effectively

You can complete a form online and print it off using this link


If you’re encountering difficulties at work, you may find the following of help:

If you’ve been away from work for a while, a return can seem daunting. Working can provide a sense of pride, challenge, personal achievement and has financial, social

and health benefits. To help you make this step, you may wish to explore the resources below:


Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 14th December, 2021