Are you sure you need a sick note?
Employees only need a doctors’ note (now called ‘Fit Notes’) for illnesses lasting more than seven days.
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.
Please note that eConsults are switched off when capacity is reached, and a banner will appear above when this happens.
This is generally around 1-2pm each day but can be sooner if demand is very high.
Urgent problems will always still be attended to, and phone lines remain open for urgent problems even when routine capacity is reached.