Branchalwood Medical Practice

Sick Certificates/Lines

You only need a doctor’s note if you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven calendar days. Your employer will provide you with an SC2 self-certificate form for shorter periods of illness. Sick certificates/lines can only be backdated, not forward dated.


You should now request your line by submitting a request on askmyGP. Your request will be passed to our GPs to be completed the next working morning. Click the askmyGP logo on our website homepage to get started.

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 27th April, 2022