If you need to see or speak to a doctor or nurse, ask the practice a question, or get help for your condition please use eConsult. This can now be used for all patients including children.
eConsult is a fast and secure way to consult with a GP and you will receive a response the same day if submitted before 3:30pm on week days.
If it is received after 3:30pm, we will respond the next working day.
eConsults also offer self-help and signposting to free NHS services such as physiotherapy, counselling, and other clinics.
Fit Notes/Sickness Certificates
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.
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.
How to request a 'Fit Note'?
If you need a new or repeat fit note, please submit an e-Consult, giving as much information as possible. The signed document will be sent to the email address submitted as part of the e-Consult.
If you need a sick note to cover you for time off due to COVID-19 please request this using the following link: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/.
Travel Insurance Claim Forms
We are not issuing travel insurance claim forms related to Coronavirus. Government advice about self-isolation and overseas travel has been very clear to all employers and insurance companies. Please give your employer or insurance company the following government information as evidence.