Doctor’s Sick / Fit Note for more than 7 days

If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness To Work’ Certificates.

The doctor may call you or arrange for an appointment.

Where possible, we will send your Certificate to you by text message to your mobile phone via accuRx, a secure NHS approved messaging system. You will receive a text message with link to retrieve your certificate – you will be asked to enter your date of birth as verification. The certificate can then be downloaded and saved to your phone or computer for future use.

Further information can be found on the accuRx website:.

Please note: If you have been told to self-isolate or are choosing to self isolate due to coronavirus and need a sick note for your employer, but are not actually unwell, your GP cannot provide this for you. You can request an Isolation Note online by visiting

To make your request, please visit accuRx.