What a sick note is and how to obtain one from Medicspot.
What is a sick note?
A sick note (also known as a ‘Fit Note’ or a ‘Statement of Fitness for Work’) is a certificate issued by a doctor. It is used to notify an employer, teacher or person in charge that an absence was due to health problems. Sick notes can say ‘fit for some work’ or ‘not fit for work’.
How to get a sick note
At times, it can feel like you have to jump through hoops to get a sick note. This is often made worse when you are feeling unwell. To get a sick note from Medicspot is very straightforward.
Getting a sick note:
- Schedule a doctor appointment here
- The doctor will decide if you are fit to work or not
- The doctor will write a sick note if appropriate
- Present the sick note to your employer
Can a doctor refuse to give a sick note?
Sick notes are discretionary. A doctor can refuse to give you a sick note if they feel you are fit to work. It helps to document when your symptoms started, what symptoms you have had, and how severe they have been to give the doctor a clear and accurate picture of your health condition.
For a detailed overview of sick notes, please see here