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Windlass Place , Deptford , London , SE8 3QH, Telephone: 020 8692 1882, Fax: 020 8691 1703 Email: Lewccg.g85085-general@nhs.net

Lewisham

Request A Sick Note

 

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For the first 7 days that you are unable to work through sickness you can complete a self certification form. this form can be obtained from the surgery or your employer.

If you are in hospital, they will provide you with a sick note. They should also include any period necessary after you leave hospital. If necessary, this can be extended by your GP when you return home.

After the first 7 days, you will need a sick note from your GP. If necessary, this can be backdated to ensure continuity of sickness absence so a routine appointment with the GP should be sufficient.

When you know the date you are returning to work, we can often give you a 'starting back' note (also known as a 'fit' note or 'return to work' note) on request.

If you want to see your doctor solely to extend a sick note, please check with the receptionist whether an appointment is necessary.


Private Sick Notes

If you want a note to confirm sickness within the first 7 days of absence this will require a private note for which a fee is due.


 

 
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