For Statutory Sick Pay you will need to self-certify. You will be covered for the first 6 days, the form may be available via your employer. The form is also available by visiting www.gov.uk. Search for a SC2 form, you can then complete the form online before printing the completed form off.
Your employer can not refuse to accept this form.
Continuation fit notes will be provided by your GP. You must be seen by a GP for a fit note, please make an appointment either by contacting reception or using the My Health Online service.
If you are going into hospital for an operation, and will need a sick note, you will need to ask the hospital to provide you with a sick note. It is not the GP's responsibility to issue sick notes until patients are discharged from the consultant care at follow up.