MED3 Fit Notes
You do not need to provide a doctor's certificate for absence from work due to sickness for a period of less than seven days. You may be asked to complete a self-certification certificate (SC2) available from the HMRC website.
If you have been sick for seven or more days your employer may request a "Statement of Fitness for Work" from a clinician responsible for your care. If we have already issued you with a MED3 due to sickness then you may use this form to request an extension for original period given.
I agree to the terms and conditions below and understand that an appointment may still be necessary.
Terms and Conditions
We cannot issue MED3 certificates for more than three months.
We cannot issue or extend MED3 certificates if we have not seen you.
If you have been discharged from hospital we cannot issue a MED3 certificate without documentation from the hospital.
If a hospital doctor has advised you not to work, it is their responsibility to issue you with a MED3 certificate.
We cannot issue a retrospective MED3 certificate, it is the patient's responsibility to request these on time.
If you request a late extension, there may be a gap in your MED3 record which may affect sick-pay or benefits.
Full guidance is available via GOV.UK.