On the 6th of April, 2010 the 'sick note' was changed to become the 'fit note'.
So now, when you fall ill or are injured, your doctor can advise you whether, with some extra support, you could make an earlier return to work. This is because, in many cases, going back to work can actually help to promote your recovery.
For more information please got to www.dwp.gov.uk/fitnote.
To download a self certificate click here: