Fit notes are sometimes referred to as medical statements or a doctor's note.
When you work out the number of days that you've been sick, you need to count all the days in a row you've been sick, including days you don't normally work such as weekends and bank holidays. Or if you are getting hospital treatment, ask for one from your hospital doctor.
Specific health criteria or medical history are required for certain jobs.There is a separate page on our website giving details about Student sickness certification. If you're off work sick for seven days or less, your employer shouldn't ask for medical evidence that you've been ill. This government web page explains more, and also has a link to a downloadable self certification form.Please don’t request sickness certification for illness lasting seven days or less.