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A referral is when the GP or Advance Nurse Practitioner (ANP) recommends that you go to see another clinician who is a specialist or expert in that particular area of medicine.
There may also be times where a physical examination or diagnostics by a clinician in person is required. We can refer you to our partner network of private trusted clinicians if you have difficulty in accessing your normal registered GP.
The referral itself is the actual letter that authorises your visit.
You can then use your Doctor Care Anywhere consultation notes and referral letter to:
A fit note is the same thing as a sick note, a doctor’s note, a medical statement or a medical certificate. If you are off work for more than seven days or are too unwell to go to work, your employer will usually ask for a fit note as medical proof that you’ve been ill.
Our GPs and ANP's can write you a fit note for up to two weeks if your illness prevents you from working. Our standard fit notes are 2 weeks in length. Further fit notes for an ongoing health complaint can be issued at the clinician’s discretion. A maximum of 2-3 consecutive sick notes, totalling 6 weeks may be issued.
After that, you’ll need to go and see your registered NHS or private GP for an extension or if you need long term certification.
Acute illness such as an infection
Anxiety and depression
Recovery post surgery