For the first seven days absence from work a self-certification form should be completed. Such forms are available from your employer, the surgery or online at www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/sc2.pdf (or here, if self employed).
If a further certificate is needed after the first seven days you will need to make contact with your doctor. A telephone consultation may be sufficient.
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