Requesting Medical Records

To request your medical records Please complete the form below and email to 

Sickness Certificates


You do NOT require a doctors' sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days of less.  Your employer may however require you to complete  a self certificate form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.


Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced). To complete a request go to HMRC website.

Health Promotion


Prediabetes & Type 2 Diabetes

Having a new diagnosis of prediabetes or type 2 diabetes can sometimes feel overwhelming.  You are not alone, and there is a wide range of information and support groups within NHS Highland, for which we have provided more information below.

The practice will invite you for yearly(prediabetes) or twice yearly(type 2 diabetes)checks to help you monitor your health progress.


What is prediabetes and type 2 diabetes?  What is important to me living with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes?


How can I get help for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in Highland?

Highland diabetes and prediabetes support services, including the Live it Highland free 6 week support and education group, and the free digital New to type 2 app:

Active Health is a free and confidential one-to-one service for people ages 16+ in NHS Highland who want to become more active to help their physical and/or mental health:

Think Health Think Nature, a link to resources with ideas on how to be active in the beautiful Highland natural surroundings:

Health Walks are low level, short accessible walks that are led by trained volunteers and are free to attend:


Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is very common. Although it doesn’t often come with symptoms, knowing you have high blood pressure could prevent life-threatening complications like heart attack and stroke.

Approved list of blood pressure monitors:

 British Heart Foundation:

More Information: