fit note


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Related to fit note: sick note, Statement of Fitness for Work

fit note

A central government-proposed “doctor’s note” which would replace the sick note required in many workplaces in the UK. Such a note allows a doctor to indicate not only whether an employee is or is not fit for work, but also whether the employee “may be fit for some work now.”
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Only 26% of employers believe Fit Note has resulted in employees returning to work earlier.
The fit note would outline what an affected employee is capable of doing.
DWP estimates the fit note will benefit the economy to the tune of [pounds sterling]240m over the next decade.
Fit notes are those that pass the threshold quality level on all dimensions.
That means making the fit note deliver the advice to help employers and employees work together to get more of them returning earlier to work.
The fit note is a great initiative, which could play an important role in helping people back to work and stopping them slide into long-term absence.
The fit note - to be used much as the previous 'sick note' if an employee is not fit for work -will feature information from an employ-y ee's doctor detailing how the patient's medical condition impacts upon meeting the demands of the role.
WAVE goodbye to the sick note and, from next week, say hello to the fit note.
The system will not dramatically change; however, as part of the new fit note system, doctors will be able to advise whether an employee is unfit for work or may be fit for work.
CARDIFF, Wales -- 35% of small firms believe that the recent introduction of the fit note will have a 'very negative' impact on their business, a new survey from comparison site Constructaquote.
Meanwhile, two-thirds of employers claim the new fit note system is not being used to its full potential.
As such, more effort still needs to be made to embed this culture if it is to succeed, including the introduction of the electronic fit note as soon as possible.