In the first 7 days of all illnesses

In the first 7 days of all illnesses, the patient should self-certify their own illness using the form SC2 which should be available from your employer or from the inland revenue.

You can download an electronic version of the Inland Revenue Self Certification Form.

If you are still ill after 7 days

If you are still continuously ill for a period longer than 7 days and you require a medical statement for any purpose, such as for your employer, your doctor can prepare a medical statement following a consultation with you either via the telephone or at the surgery. This statement is usually provided for a period relevant to your condition.

If you require a medical statement for incapacity benefit or continuing illness

If you are suffering from a longer term condition and/or are entitled to claim benefits then you may be asked to obtain a medical statement for this purpose. The doctor can complete a medical statement for this type of request. The agency providing the benefit will normally ask you to obtain this evidence.

Please click the link below, select ‘I have an admin query’ and the fit (sick) note, where you will be able to generate a request:

Please note we can not generate a sick note before the date you have requested for it to start. You will need to allow 48 working hours to prepare the document.