It is now not necessary for your GP to issue a certificate for the first 7 days of your illness after 3 days of absence. A copy of self-certification form called SC2 can be downloaded from http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/sc2.pdf. Ask your employer for a self-certification form which allows you to self-certificate for up to 7 days. If you are ill for more than 7 days you will need to see the GP for a certificate, please make a routine appointment. If you require a sick note from your GP for insurance purposes you will need a private note and this will incur a charge.
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