Greenhead Family Doctors

Greenhead Family Doctors

15 Wentworth Street, Huddersfield, HD1 5PX

It's Wednesday 6:43 AMSorry, we're closed

NHS

Telephone: 01484 530834

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)

Please avoid booking appointments if you just need a Fit note for a minor illness as we can’t provide you one if you are off less then 7 days. A self certification as explained earlier would be enough.

Fit notes are not urgent, we will try our best to accommodate your requests. Please do not insist on getting these immediately. These can’t be post dated.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 to 18:00, Also 18:30-20:30 at Hub
  • Tuesday
    08:30 to 18:00, Also 18:30-20:30 at Hub (closed from 1pm on 3rd Tuesday of each month)
  • Wednesday
    08:30 to 18:00, 18:30-19:00 (late evening clinic at surgery -by appointment only) also 1830-2030 at Hub
  • Thursday
    08:30 to 18:00, Also 18:30-20:30 at Hubs
  • Friday
    08:30 to 18:00, Also 18:30-20:30 at Hub
  • Saturday
    8:45 to 17:15 - At Hubs
  • Sunday
    8:45 to 17:45 at Hubs