The Villa Medical Centre

1-2 Roman Road, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 3DB

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NHS

Telephone: 0151 608 4702 Out of Hours: 111

Fax: 0151 609 0067

wiccg.thevillamedicalcentre@nhs.net

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 you can ask for one at reception 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
    08:30 - 18:30 ( closed 12:30 - 13:30)
  • Tuesday
    07:00 - 19:30 ( closed 12:30 - 13:30)
  • Wednesday
    08:30 - 18:30 ( closed 12:30 - 13:30)
  • Thursday
    08:30 - 18:30 ( closed 12:30 - 13:30)
  • Friday
    07:00 - 18:30 ( closed 12:30 - 13:30)
  • Saturday
    CLOSED - Please call 0151 652 6077 if you require an out of hours GP appointment over the weekend
  • Sunday
    CLOSED - Please call 0151 652 6077 if you require an out of hours GP appointment over the weekend