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Sickness certification

You are responsible for completing a self certificate for the first 7 calendar days of any illness, using form SC2, available from your employer, on-line at or from the surgery reception desk.

Your employer is legally bound to accept a self certificate and you do not need to see a doctor for this.

After 7 days of sickness, certificates are available from your doctor and you will need to make an appointment or speak to a GP on the phone.

Please note, first-time sickness certificates can only be dated from the point of making initial contact with the surgery.  Sickness certificates cannot be back-dated to a time before a patient has made contact with us.

Thus, we urge you to make contact with us on the day you need the certificate dated from. Such contact may be a simple telephone call and may not require an appointment.

Any other certificate requests will involve a charge e.g. a private sickness certificate covering the first 7 days of an illness.


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12345 West Elm Street

Phone: 1.888.456.7890

Fax: 1.888.654.9876

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Abbey Family Practice is based within Bangor Health Centre on the Newtownards Road in Bangor, Co. Down. Conveniently located beside Bangor Abbey , we are a friendly and welcoming medical practice and pride ourselves on delivering a high quality of care to all of our patients.