IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A HOSPITAL DOCTOR TO PROVIDE A MED THREE TO COVER THE PERIOD THAT A PATIENT WAS IN HOSPITAL AND FOR A FORWARDING PERIOD THAT WOULD BE REASONABLY EXPECTED IN ORDER TO FULLY RECOVER.
Some common myths :
Hospital doctors are not allowed to give sick notes.
Hospital doctors are only allowed to give notes for two weeks.
It is not the duty of hospital doctors to give sick notes.
Only a patient's GP can issue a sick note.
Hospital doctors are too busy to give sick notes.
If you have had hospital treatment and had been signed off for a period of time but feel that you are still not ready to return to work after this date, a GP would need to review you to decide whether a further sick note or other treatment is required. In this case, an appointment is required. Please be aware that the GP may still decline to issue a sick note if they feel that it should have been done by the hospital.