A patient does not require a doctor's "sick line" for the first week of any illness. If necessary, a self-certificate may be completed to cover for this period. These are available at the reception desk. If a patient remains unable to work for more than seven days, a doctor's "sick line" will be required. Please make an appointment for this. You may not need to see the doctor for further sicklines - please contact the receptionist 2- days before your next sickline is due.