doctor's sick note when patient off work less than one week

Last reviewed 01/2018

  • a private sick note can be given if a patient is off work for less than one week - this can be charged for
  • a Med 3 can only be given if the patient has been off work for more than seven days (including Sunday)
  • sick notes are legal documents - a doctor may be accused of fraud if they 'bend the rules'