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MED3 Fit Certificate Policy

Sickness for less than 7 days


 


Self-certificate


Private certificate with a fee of £15.00


 


Sickness for more than 7 days


 


Patient needs to have seen the GP during the first 7 days of sickness. If the patient is recovering from an operation they should request the certificate in writing stating the dates it need to cover and include the discharge summary from the hospital. The request will take 72 hours to process. Please include an up to date telephone number so that the doctor can contact the patient if needed. The patient should call the surgery to confirm the certificate is ready


 


Continuation of MED 3/Fit note


 


Request must be in writing and include the dates the certificate needs to cover. The request will take 72 hours to process. Please include an up to date telephone number so that the doctor can contact the patient if needed. The patient should call the surgery to confirm the certificate is ready. Repeat certificates will be provided based on clinical judgement only.


 


Certificates cannot be issued in advance


But they can be back dated



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