Doctors are not obliged to issue sick notes for periods of absence from work of less than seven days including weekends. After three days absence you should obtain a self-certificate from your employer. If your employer insists on a private certification then they or you must be prepared to pay a fee for this service.
For illness of longer than 7 days you will need to see the doctor for him/her to issue a sickness certificate and for any subsequent renewal of the certificate. We do not routinely provide duplicates of sick notes already issued and it is the patient’s responsibility to copy these should they require more than one copy. Please do not contact the Practice to ask when your sick note is due, this is the patient’s responsbility and places undue pressure on the Receptionist in an already busy environement.