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NHS Fit Notes allow regional comparisons to be made for the first time

 

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NHS Fit Notes allow regional comparisons to be made for the first time

NHS Digital is now including data from 96% of GP practices in its Fit Notes allowing regional comparisons between CCGs.

Between April and December 2018, 6.9m fit notes were issued in England – with 3.9m issued to women (56.7%) and 3.0m issued to men (43.3%). NHS Digital has been publishing Fit Notes Issued by GP Practices since August 2017, but this is the first time that the coverage has been high enough to allow comparisons across CCGs. More......