Dr Johnson and Partners

Sheen Lane Health Centre, Sheen Lane, East Sheen, London, SW14 8LP

Current time is 16:18 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 020 8876 4086

Out of Hours: 111

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.

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.

Statement of Fitness For Work

Fit Note

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) here

 

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
    8pm alternate Mondays
  • Tuesday
    07:30 until 18:30
    8pm alternate Mondays
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    07:30 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    08:30 until 11:00
  • Sunday
    CLOSED