Spital Surgery

1-2 Lancelyn Court Prec, Spital Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 9JP

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Telephone: 0151 334 4019

Fax: 0151 346 1063

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Med3 Fit Notes

You do not require a doctor’s sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website. We also have copies in the surgery you can collect.

If you are off sick for more than four days you can apply for Statutory Sick Pay. For information on this and how to apply online Click here

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a ‘Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work – ’Fit Note’

The ‘fit note’ was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer’s support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

Please note, Fitness for Work notes can not be backdated. You will need to speak to a GP to discuss your condition and they will issue the certificate from that date.

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