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Online Medical Certificates & Referrals

We provide a quick and convenient way to consult for doctors notes and medical letters when you need it.

✓ Apply 24/7 with no appointment necessary
✓ Avoid long appointment wait times
✓ Do it without leaving your home
✓ Cases reviewed & signed by a fully registered GP
✓ Sent to your inbox with optional overnight service


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Complete an online health consultation

No appointment required – simply complete a medical consultation form and upload a 30 second video of your symptoms or other medical evidence. Your e-consultation will then be sent directly to a GP for review.

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Doctor Reviews Case & Evidence

One of our FCDO and GMC registered GPs will review and validate the submitted medical evidence and health information.

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Receive your certificate

Receive your medical certificate or doctor's note as soon as the same day or next working day, straight to your inbox.


Easy Online Certificates

Quicker access to healthcare certification while reducing pressure on NHS services.

Our medical practitioners can issue a hassle-free doctor's letters and medical certificates on the same day or overnight, straight to your inbox.

Save yourself expensive private GP appointments and get what you need via our revolutionary consultation method, that you can complete in your own time. A doctor will review your case without you having to wait around for an appointment.

Skip the hassle of appointments – apply online now.


Access GP certificates whenever and wherever you want

Go back to focusing on your recovery or training. Whether it’s a sick note, sports medical, or fit-to-fly letter — we’ve got you covered.

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Medical Cert

  • Medical Cert is powered by experienced general practitioners providing quick & hassle-free GP certification services

    All of our doctors are licensed GPs who hold full registration with the UK General Medical Council and have extensive experience in providing high quality clinical care in various NHS and private settings. All of our doctors are registered with the FCDO and authorised to issue visa medicals.

How we're different

Medical Cert takes a modern approach to digital healthcare

Our platform offers quicker access to health certification while alleviating strain on the NHS. Our dedicated team of doctors is ready to assist without the need for appointments, day and night.
Our doctors are all NHS-trained and registered with the General Medical Council as well as the FCDO, and fully authorised to issue medical letters. In the rare event that our doctors cannot provide a certificate or letter for your situation, a full refund is guaranteed.

Sports Medical Certificate

Required by many competitive and non-competitive sporting events across Europe and Internationally. Receive a certificate confirming you are fit to participate in the sports event.

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Visa Medical Certificate

Get a digital signed Visa Medical Certificate of Good Health (IHR 2005), required for many international visa and work-permits.

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Chickenpox Recovery Certificate

Medical certificate required by airlines to prove chickenpox is no longer infectious and rash is scabbed-over. This certificate confirms that the chickenpox is no longer infectious and that you are fit-to-fly.

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Sick Note for Work

Receive a formal confirmation of your sickness, ensuring you obtain sick leave from work.

Letters are easily verified for authenticity by your workplace, providing peace of mind to both you and your employer.

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Pregnancy Fit-to-Fly Certificate

Expectant mothers can receive a Fit-to-Fly letter ensuring no unnecessary delays on the day of travel. Many airlines may require a Fit-to-Fly Letter for expectant mothers from an eligible healthcare professional. Present your letter confidently, as it is accepted by airlines worldwide.

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Student Sick Leave Letter

Obtain official confirmation of your mitigating circumstances, supporting your academic needs. Ensure your situation is properly considered by presenting a reliable Student Sick Leave Letter. Our Student Sick Leave Letters are widely accepted by UK universities and colleges.

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Emergency Cancellation Letter for Travel

Obtain your certification quickly and effortlessly with no appointments necessary. Our letters are accepted by airlines, travel insurers, accommodation providers, and holiday companies. Obtain official confirmation of your unforeseen medical circumstances, supporting your need for cancellation.

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Gym & Health Club Cancellation

Medical certificate to suspend or cancel your membership due to a medical or health condition. Required in instances of a health conditions or injuries impacting your ability to exercise.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get an urgent medical letter or certificate?

It’s quick and easy! Simply complete the brief online questionnaire and complete the payment. After purchasing your medical letter online, a doctor will review the medical evidence the same day, and we will provide you with your unique medical certificate for you to present to your work place or institution. There is no need to have a telemedicine or online consultation to receive a medical letter. Our doctors may call or email you directly if they have any additional questions.

Can I get a doctors note or medical letter without seeing a doctor?

All medical letters including sick notes must be signed and certified by a doctor, but you do not always need to see a GP to get one. Our revolutionary service allows you to be assessed by one of our GPs without needing an appointment, simply by uploading your concerns and evidence through our forms. One of our GPs will then consider your medical history, current symptoms, and any potential risks associated with your condition and work or study environment before issuing your medical certificate. You will then receive the letter directly to your inbox.

What medical evidence will you require?

We will require you to upload:
✓ A photo / copy of your Passport or Driver’s Licence to confirm your identity
✓ Complete a short medical questionnaire
✓ Upload a short video or photographs via your mobile confirming your symptoms and reason for a medical letter

Do you provide refunds?

We always provide full refunds if we are unable to provide a Medical Letter in your situation, so you can submit your requests with peace of mind. Once a medical certificate or sick note has been issued we are unable to offer refunds.

How long can you issue sick leave for?

Our sick notes are valid for up to 14 days at a time per certificate, but can be extended if you remain unwell, or if you have any form of evidence that your sickness is ongoing.

How soon will I receive my medical letter or certificate?

Our team of GPs will review your medical evidence and questionnaire on the same day and provide you with your medical letter or certificate within 1 working day. We also offer a guaranteed by 9 a.m. service for medical letters for evidence that has been uploaded by 11 p.m. (UTC/GMT) Sunday - Thursday. With our express overnight service you will receive your medical letter or certificate in your inbox overnight by 9 a.m. the next day. For example, an application submitted at 11 p.m. on a Thursday night will be assessed and delivered by 9 a.m. on Friday morning.

Who will sign my medical letters and medical certificates?

All of the doctors at Medical Cert are fully licensed GMC-registered GPs, unlike many other services who use very junior non-specialist doctors, which may sometimes cause their letters to be rejected. You can submit any letters you receive from Medical Cert with full confidence, knowing that an experienced GP has signed your document. We are a UK-based healthcare service but the certificates can be used internationally. All of our Doctors are registered GPs with the UK General Medical Council.

Can a sick leave letter be backdated?

Yes, we are able to backdate letters provided you are able to submit some evidence to indicate when you became unwell. Evidence can be in the form of videos, photos, copies of discharge summaries or prescriptions, or any test results you may have at hand. We also accept screenshots of relevant information from your NHS app.

Can you complete a specific form required by my institution or workplace?

Yes, in most cases we can help with special forms required by some institutions. Simply upload the required form with your medical evidence.

Can your doctor’s letters be verified by my workplace or institution?

Absolutely. Each letter or certificate issued will have a unique reference number and can be verified free of charge by emailing us at

Can you issue an NHS “Statement of Fitness for Work” also known as “Fit Notes”?

We facilitate access to private medical letters and do not issue Med3 Fit Notes. Med3 Fit Notes are required for UK government benefit applications and can be obtained through your registered NHS GP. If you require a private medical letter for most other purposes, we are here to assist you in obtaining a doctor’s letter conveniently and quickly.

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Online Medical Certificates

Still confused about certificates and doctors notes offered by Medical Cert? Keep reading to learn about digital medical certificates and how they compare to traditional paper certificates.

Understanding Medical Certficates

Medical certificates have long been a key aspect of healthcare documentation, providing evidence of illness or injury for various purposes, including work absences, travel, and sporting events.

Traditionally, obtaining a medical certificate requires a visit to a general practitioner (GP) or other healthcare professional for an examination and diagnosis. However, advancements in technology and changes in healthcare practices have allowed us to digitalise consultations for medical certificates, making them more accessible and convenient for patients.

In the UK, this digital revolution has transformed the way medical certificates are obtained and utilised, allowing individuals to obtain documentation of their health status without the need for a physical visit to a GP or even an online video consultation.

The Traditional Process of Obtaining Medical Certificates

In the past, obtaining a medical certificate typically involved scheduling an appointment with a GP or visiting a walk-in clinic. During the appointment, the healthcare provider would assess the patient’s symptoms, conduct a physical examination if necessary, and make a diagnosis based on their findings. If the patient was deemed unfit for work or other activities, the GP would issue a medical certificate stating the duration of the incapacity and any necessary restrictions or accommodations.

Challenges with the Traditional Approach

While the traditional process of obtaining medical certificates served its purpose, it was not without its limitations. Long wait times for appointments, difficulty accessing healthcare services, and the inconvenience of taking time off work to visit a GP were common complaints among patients. Additionally, the reliance on paper-based documentation made it difficult to store and manage medical certificates, leading to delays and errors in processing.

The Digitalisation of Medical Certificates in the UK

In recent years, the UK has seen a significant shift towards the digitalisation of healthcare services, including the issuance of medical certificates. One of the most notable developments in this area is the introduction of online platforms and mobile apps that allow patients to consult with healthcare professionals remotely and obtain medical certificates or sports medical certificates digitally.

How Digital Medical Certificates Work

Digital medical certificates typically involve an online consultation with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a Medical Cert GP. Patients can access these services through a website or mobile app.

Medical Cert UK stands out even amongst other digital health providers, as we do not require patients to schedule an online appointment. We have developed a streamlined and easy to use online consultation platform with the use of carefully designed medical questionnaires.

Through the Medical Cert platform patients can provide information about their symptoms and medical history as well as upload healthcare records, discharge summaries, and other evidence. We will also require users to confirm their identify using an ID.

Once the e-consultation form has been submitted, the one of our GPs will assess the patient’s condition, and make a diagnosis based on the information provided. If necessary, the doctors can ask the patient any further questions via email or phone call. Our doctors can issue a digital medical certificate, which is sent directly to the patient’s email inbox for immediate access.

Benefits of Digital Medical Certificates

The shift towards digital medical certificates offers several benefits for both patients and healthcare providers. For patients, digital consultations provide greater convenience and flexibility, allowing them to receive medical advice and documentation without leaving their homes. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with mobility issues, those who are sick, have busy schedules, or limited access to healthcare services. Digital medical certificates are also generally more secure and tamper-proof than their paper-based counterparts, reducing the risk of fraud and misuse.

A further advantage of a digital PDF certificate is that it can be emailed straight to the workplace, institution, or facility that requires it — no postage time or trips to the post office required.

Impact on Work Absences and Productivity

The digitalisation of medical certificates has the potential to have a significant impact on work absences and productivity. By allowing individuals to obtain medical documentation more quickly and easily, digital platforms can help reduce the time and effort involved in managing sick leave and other workplace accommodations. This can lead to faster return-to-work outcomes and reduced absenteeism, benefiting both employers and employees.

Regulatory Considerations and Patient Safety

While digital medical certificates offer many advantages, they must comply with the same regulatory requirements and maintain high standards of patient safety and confidentiality as paper certificates. In the UK, digital healthcare services are subject to regulations and guidelines set forth by organisations such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the General Medical Council (GMC). Healthcare providers offering digital consultations must adhere to these regulations to ensure the quality and safety of their services.

So what does this mean?

The digitalisation of medical certificates represents a significant step forward in the modernisation of healthcare services in the UK. By leveraging technology to streamline the process of obtaining medical documentation, digital platforms are improving access to healthcare and empowering patients to take control of their health. As the demand for digital healthcare services continues to grow, it is likely that we will see further advancements in this area, leading to a more efficient and patient-centered healthcare system.

Are digital medical certificates accepted by all employers in the UK?

While private digital medical certificates are becoming increasingly accepted, some employers may still require NHS issued Med3 “Fit Notes”. It is important to check with your employer regarding their specific requirements for medical certificates if there is any doubt. Private sick notes such as those offered my Medical Cert cannot be used for universal credit applications, as those also require an NHS issued Med3 “Fit Note”.

Are digital consultations as effective as in-person appointments for obtaining medical certificates?

Digital consultations are just as effective as in-person appointments for obtaining medical certificates, and in fact can be significantly more efficient, provided the medical questionnaires are answered sufficiently so that the doctor or GP has access to all necessary information and can conduct a thorough assessment of the patient’s condition.

Carefully designed health forms can also improve patient safety by ensuring important questions are asked every time, and reduce the risk of human error. Human error currently accounts for the vast majority of poor health outcomes or adverse incidents. By using the same thorough health questionnaire for each consultation, we ensure all significant elements of medical history are covered in every case.

How secure are digital medical certificates?

Our platform is designed to be secure and tamper-proof, with encryption measures in place to protect patient information. However, patients should still take precautions to ensure the security of their online accounts and personal information.

Can I use a private digital medical certificate for insurance purposes?

It is always best to check with your insurance provider to confirm their requirements. In most cases, private medical certificates are accepted for insurance purposes, provided that a qualified healthcare professional issues them and contain all necessary information, but this can vary by insurance provider.

Are there any restrictions on the types of conditions that can be certified digitally?

While many common health conditions can be certified digitally, there may be limitations for certain complex or serious conditions that require in-person assessment and treatment. If our doctors review a case where they feel a face- to-face consultation is more appropriate, they will inform the patient and issue a refund for the certificat