These are not guaranteed from the surgery, it is the doctors decision if a sick note will be issued, this is a medical decision. We appreciate this may not always be the outcome you expected.
For the first 7 days you can self certify from any work place. This is standard practice, and this must be done first.
If the hospital issue your sick note, they are responsible for issuing any further sick notes.
If your sick note runs out on the weekend this can be back dated, and issued the next working day.
We cannot pre date a sick note. For example, if a note is due to finish two days ahead we can only issue on that day, not before. The system does not enable this.