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Self-Certification Sickness Certificate

For Adults (18+)

Same-day self-certification medical certificate to confirm that you have been unwell or sick within the first 7 days of an illness.

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If you have been ill or have a health condition that has affected your ability to work, you can self-certify within the first 7 days of illness.
 
Our same-day self-certification medical certificate will detail your illness and symptoms, whether your condition is ongoing or resolved, and confirm both the start and end dates of your self-certification.
 
No appointment is necessary – simply apply online. You will receive your certificate via email.
 
Please note: This is a private UK doctor-led certificate service. The medical certificates we provide are not the same as NHS Med3 Fit Notes, which are only available from healthcare professionals delivering NHS services.
 
You are not legally required to provide a Med3 fit note or work sickness certificate to your employer within the first 7 days of illness, although many employers request written confirmation. Always check your employment contract.

What will I need to supply?

To enable us to assess your condition and issue a medical certificate, we will need the following information:
  • A photo of your passport, driving licence or workplace ID
  • First and last day of sickness self-certification
  • Whether your sickness is ongoing or you have now recovered
  • The name of your workplace

FAQs

What does self-certification mean?

If you are absent from work due to illness for 7 days or less, your employer typically shouldn’t request medical proof of your sickness. Instead, they may require you to verify your illness yourself. This can be done by completing a form upon your return to work, a process known as self-certification.

What is the difference between a sick note and a self-certification?
 
A sick note details your health condition and ability to work and is issued by a UK Doctor after an assessment. Self-certification is a certificate that allows you to certify a brief illness, up to 7 days, without the need for a consultation with a doctor.

FAQs regarding this service

To schedule a GP Consultation, select a suitable appointment slot from the available options in the calendar. You can also view the profiles of our online doctors to choose the one who best fits your needs. The Online GP will consult you by Video call.

You will be able to discuss your needs with one of an online doctor over the video link on your device/computer. If necessary you can send pictures e.g. of a skin rash to the doctor via our online platform. You will be able to arrange a treatment plan with the doctor for ongoing treatment. 

As it is a remote consultation there are certain conditions which are more difficult to treat. These include consultations where the GP would need to perform an examination of you of some type. Also emergency conditions such as stroke, heart attacks etc cannot be managed and you should contact 111/999 immediately to get help. See guidance from the NHS re urgent and emergency care

Yes, the online GP may arrange any of a number of tests for you depending on your needs. These may include blood/urine tests or swabs or various scans eg Xray/ultrasound/ CT/MRI. If a referral to specialist is required this letter will be sent to you via e-mail. After your consultation a member of our concierge service will contact you to discuss these with you. They will arrange a suitable date/time for you and explain how and where they will be completed. 

Yes, if your online GP determines you need a prescription they can send it to you electronically via a code from our partner Signature Rx. You can take this code to redeems your script from most leading high street pharmacies

Absolutely, if your online doctor recommends a follow-up consultation to monitor your progress or adjust your treatment plan, they will ask our concierge team to arrange this directly with you. If you require review between these times, please either book via the appropriate service page or contact the admin team 

 You also have the option to choose your preferred clinician when booking

In case of technical issues our support team is available to assist you. You can message via the Chat button or call. We recommend you test your internet connection prior to your scheduled appointment.

We offer secure online payment options through our platform. This will be prompted when you book your preferred appointment date and time.

You will be asked if you would like the details of your consultation and any prescriptions/ test results etc to go to your GP surgery. You are not required to consent to this, however it is best practice for this information to be shared so your surgery are aware of any medical conditions/ treatments etc that you have had done. 

 

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