Beaconsfield Medical Practice

175 Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6AG

Current time is 08:27 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 01273 552212 / 01273 555401

Fax: 01273 564626

BHCCG.beaconsfieldsurgery@nhs.net

Med3 Fit Notes

You do not require a doctor’s sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, called a ‘Statement of fitness for work’ (Form Med3) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)