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How to get a Sick Note online

Our fit note consultation offers a specialised service for obtaining a verified PDF fit note when you are unable to attend work.

Connect now for a video call with one of our GMC registered GPs. Your letter or certificate will be sent same day by email. Your health, streamlined. Book now!


Sick Note for Work Purposes

In the event that you’ve been unwell, or if a health issue has impacted your capacity to carry out your duties at work, your employer might request a medical certificate as proof of your condition.

Our GPs can supply you with a straightforward, hassle-free medical certificate on the same day. This document will verify your ailment and symptoms, denote whether your condition is persistent and specify any required period of sick leave.

Book an online video consultation with one of GPs to obtain a sick note.

How It Works

At Dr.Online, we aim to make the process of obtaining a medical certificate as straightforward and convenient as possible. Here’s how it works:

  • Book an appointment: Select a convenient time for your online video consultation and pay for your appointment.
  • Fill in the questionnaire: Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive a questionnaire via email. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, email address, details of your medical issue and a photo ID.
  • Attend the video consultation: Attend the video consultation at your selected time to discuss your medical issue and condition with one of our GPs.
  • Receive your sick note: At Dr.Online, we issue up to 14 days of sickness leave at a time, with a maximum of 28 days. This will verify your ailment and symptoms, denote whether your condition is persistent and specify any required 2period of sick leave.

Our doctors are here to assist you in a swift and hassle-free manner, ensuring you can focus on your recovery.

Please note, this is a private sick note, not an NHS Med3 note. Employers have the right to refuse it. We strongly advise patients to check their workplace’s sickness and absence policy before proceeding.


How many days can I be signed off sick?

You can be signed off sick for 14 days at a time, with a maximum total of 28 days (over two separate consultations)

Can you get an online sick note?

Yes, you can get an online sick note.

Can I get a sick note from a private GP?

Yes, both private GPs and NHS GPs can issue sick notes, as well as private and NHS doctors.

What is the difference between a sick note and a self-certification?

Self-certification is when an employee provides their employer with a written statement confirming that they were ill. A sick note, also known as a fit note, is provided by a doctor and can suggest ways for the employee to return to work.

Why are there bar codes on medical letters and certificates?

Barcodes are on medical letters and certificates to authenticate them if they need to be verified.

Do you provide refunds?

Refunds are only provided if we are unable to provide your medical certificate on your first appointment using the service.

When will I receive my medical certificate?

You will usually receive your medical certificate the same day if your appointment is between 9am-9pm.

Who signs the work sickness certificate?

Our doctors at Dr.Online sign the work sickness certificate. They are all UK GMC registered.

Disclaimer: Home office or court letters:

As a digital healthcare provider, we regretfully cannot produce medical letters to validate the cancellation of any court or home office-related appointments or attendances. It is more appropriate for your regular GP or Doctor to carry out this assessment.

FAQs regarding this service

To schedule this Consultation, select a suitable appointment slot from the available options in the calendar. 

For security purposes the following information is required to be provided via the Pre-Consultation Questionnaire/during the Video Consultation

  • Photographic ID
  • Name of Workplace and Job Role
  • Your NHS GP details for correspondance

If you are unable to work or require amended duties your employer may request a Fit Note completed by a medical professional. Fit notes are sometimes referred to as a sick note or doctor’s note. 

For the first 7 days you are able to complete a self certification document via the Government website (free of charge) but if you would prefer a private note we can facilitate this.

Our Fit Notes contain all the information needed by your employer or institution, including details of the issuing GP and their GMC (General Medical Council) number, reason for your sickness/amended duties and duration.

They also include a verification bar code which your employer can use to ensure it is a valid certificate.


  • We provide Private Fit Notes, these cannot be used for Department of Work & Pension purposes such as benefits. 
  • They are for a maximum duration of 14 days, and we cannot backdated from the consultation date. If extensions required you are required to book a further consultation to discuss this with one of our GPs. Maximum total duration we can issue is 28 days.
  • We are required to send a copy of the consultation to your regular NHS GP for continuity/information sharing purposes.
  • Your employer is not duty bound to accept these Fit notes, it is at their discretion. 

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