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Revised GP guidance on fit notes

 

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Revised GP guidance on fit notes

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published revised guidance to help GPs and healthcare professionals use the fit note which replaced the old sick note.

The revised guidance clarifies that a GP’s advice in the fit note should focus on someone’s general fitness for work and not necessarily be tied to their current or most recent job. This allows patients and employers maximum flexibility to discuss what changes could help someone return to work.