Requesting an additional Fit Note

Patients may self-certify for the first 7 days of absence from work.

If your employer insists on a GP Fit Note for the first 7 days, you can print a letter from Wessex LMC (Local Medical Committee) to explain why self-certification is adequate. Employers have a legal obligation to accept a self-
certificate. If they still insist, there will be a charge for this service as it is not
available under the NHS Contract.

If you need a Fit Note for longer than 7 days, please complete this form. We will
contact you by email or text to let you know if you (a) need to see or talk to a
doctor or (b) can collect a Fit Note.

If you need a further repeat Fit Note, you should complete this form and we will
contact you by email or text to let you know if you (a) need to see or talk to a
doctor or (b) can collect a Fit Note.

Your sick note may take up to five working days to complete. Fit Notes may be backdated so there is no urgency.

When do I need a Fit Note?

Fit Note Request

Please use this date format: DD/MM/YYYY.
Any responses we send will go to this email address.
Please use this date format: DD/MM/YYYY.