How to get a shielding note

Please use the service below if you need a note for your employer or the Department for Work and Pensions for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Get a shielding note

You will asked for your date of birth.

You will also need to know your NHS number – this is a 10 digit number you can find on any letter the NHS has sent you, for example, 485 777 3456.

This data will be checked to see if you’re on the shielded patients list. If you are, you will sent a shielding note.

Your note will be sent by email to the address you used to register with your GP surgery

If there is no email address held for you, your letter will be sent letter in the post – this should take 3 working days.

This note will be valid for 3 weeks from the date you enter.

You can use this service on behalf of someone else.

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