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Sick notes/Fit for work notes

If you require a sick note/ fit for work note you can request one from smccg.bowlandprescriptions@nhs.net 

Please provide name, date of birth, reason for absence from work and duration of sick note needed.

It may take up to 48hrs for this request to be met but the sick note will be dated from the day you requested it. 

If this is related to a new condition or we need more information we may ask you to attend the surgery prior to the sick note being completed 

Self-isolation

If you have been given instructions to self-isolate by 111, you MUST follow this advice.

You DO NOT need a GP Medical certificate (MED3) for this (see below). 


Support for those affected/Sick Pay/Medical Certificates

To support people affected by COVID-19, various new measures have been introduced including:

  • eligibility for Statutory Sick Pay from day 1
  • no requirement for a GP MED3 to evidence self-isolation where this has been recommended, and
  • measures for those applying for Universal Credit who have been advised to self-isolate.

Please see here for further information.

We will NOT be able to provide medical certificates in these situations, please direct your employers to this link if there is any doubt.


Letters regarding cancellation of travel plans and working from home

We are not able to give advice about working from home (see here) or issue letters supporting cancellation of travel plans (see here).

Please do not call regarding these questions.

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