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GP fit note decisions need not always be the definitive last word

A change included in new guidance on the fit note published by the Government in March 2013 (see our blog on the revised fit note guidance for more information) could allow employers to favour the views of an occupational health … Continue reading

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Revised fit note guidance

The ‘fit note’ (‘Statement of Fitness for Work’) was introduced in April 2010 to replace the ‘sick note’. One major change brought about by the new fit note was the incorporation of the ‘may be fit for work’ category with … Continue reading

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New computer-completed fit note from July 2012

Purpose of the fit note The Statement of Fitness for Work (‘fit note’) was introduced in April 2010 to replace the ‘sick note’. The fit note allows GPs to provide patients with advice on their fitness to work, which can … Continue reading

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GP research into effects of fit note

On 6 April 2010, the Government implemented a new Statement of Fitness for Work (‘fit note’) across England, Wales and Scotland to replace the ‘sick note’. The new medical statement aims to: improve back-to-work advice for individuals on a period … Continue reading

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Work IS good for you!

In March 2008, Dame Carol Black’s review of the health of Britain’s working age population was published and the fit note was implemented in April 2010. Then, in the autumn of 2010, research was carried out with 4,185 GPs in … Continue reading

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