Sick notes

What are sick notes?

Sick notes (also known as fit notes or Med 3 forms) can be issued to patients if you have been sick for more than one week (5 working days).

You can use an online form to request a new sick note. Alternatively, you can call us on 0151 638 2216. We will need to know the details of your request such as the start and end date of your sick note and the reason for it.

If you already have an existing sick note and need this to be extended for the same condition, please contact us using the methods above.

Sick notes can be collected from the reception desk after being processed, or we can send you a digital copy of your sick note via a text message – please let our reception team know which method you would prefer.

What if I’m sick for less than a week?

If you are sick for less than a week (5 working days), you do not need a sick note from a doctor and can instead complete a Statutory Sick Pay form. More information can be found here at the GOV.UK website.