Fit notes

A fit note is a doctor’s statement of an employee’s fitness for work. The fit note is designed to encourage employers, employees and doctors to move away from a rigid system of employees being either fit or unfit to work and towards a more flexible approach placing the emphasis on what employees are able to do at work, thus helping sick employees to return to work as soon as they are able.


Fit-note legislation not well known among employers

15 Mar 2010

More than two-thirds of employers have little or no knowledge of new fit-note legislation, just weeks before it becomes law,...

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Fit-note guidance for employers is published

19 Feb 2010

Guidance to help employers use the new fit note and help more staff return to work following periods of ill-health...

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Friday Podcast: fit notes; default retirement age

12 Feb 2010

HR news and analysis including:

Comment on the new fit note from Dame Carol Black and shadow welfare reform minister...

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Friday Podcast: National Bullying Helpline founder Christine Pratt; fit notes and GP involvement

23 Nov 2007

HR news and analysis including:

Bullygate: what started as news of bullying at Number 10 has developed into a scandal...

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