The Park Surgery

The Park Surgery

Old Tetbury Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1US

Current time is 12:09 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 01285 654733

theparksurg.admin@nhs.net

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.

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.

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)

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Telephones open 08.30 - 17.30
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Telephones open 08.30 - 17.30
    Late night pre bookable surgery 18.30 - 20.00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Telephones open 08.30 - 17.30
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:00
    Telephones open 08.30 - 17.30
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Telephones open 08.30 - 17.30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED