The Broadway Surgery

The Broadway Surgery

179 Whitehawk Road, Whitehawk, Brighton, BN2 5FL

NHS

Telephone: 01273 600888

Fax: 01273 605664

Out of Hours: 111

Med3 Fit Notes

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.

Evidence that you are sick

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).

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    09:00 - 18:00 -18:30 - 19:45
  • Tuesday
    09:00 - 18:00 - 18:30 - 19:45
  • Wednesday
    09:00 - 18:00 - 18:30 - 19:45
  • Thursday
    09:00 - 13:00 18:30 - 19:45
  • Friday
    09:00 - 18:00 - 18:30 - 19:45
  • Saturday
    08:00 - 14:00 (Strictly By Appointment Only)
  • Sunday
    Open Alternate Sundays - Book Via Reception