For the first 7 days of absence from work due to ill health, you need to complete a self-certificate. Your employer will normally supply you with this form ‘SC2’. If you are unemployed or self-employed you can submit a form ‘SC1’ available from the DWP (Adobe Reader required).
You do not need to provide a medical certificate from a doctor for sick leave of 7 days or less. If your employer insists on medical certification for this period, you will be asked to pay a private fee for such a certificate, as this certification is not part of the NHS service.
If you are unable to work due to illness for more than 7 days, you will need a medical certificate for sick pay or benefits (form Med 3). The doctor treating your condition will be able to provide a certificate if appropriate. There is no charge for these certificates. Normally this will be your GP, but certificates can also be issued by hospital doctors.
Any other medical certificates or reports will incur a charge as they are not part of your NHS service. Please see below for more details.
|Private sick note||£13|
|Accident / Sickness insurance certificate||£30|
|Holiday insurance certificate||£30|
|Health questionnaire verification and signature||£30|
|Freedom from Infection certificate||£20|
|Care Commission / Childminder||£30|
|Power of Attorney||£100|
|Court exemption letter||£30|
|Jury service exemption letter||No charge|
|Gardening exemption||No charge|
|Other simple medical reports||£20|
|HGV / PCV Medical||£99|
|DVLA (with examination)||£32 (£50)|
|Other reports / examinations||£197.50 /hour pro rata|
|Private consultation (10 minutes at Health Centre)||£32.50|
|Private consultation (Home Visit)||£100|
|Data Protection Act: copy of computer records only||£10|
|Data Protection Act: copy of computer & paper records||£11 to £50|