Fit Note (Sick Notes)
If you require a fit note please contact the surgery with the relevant information: Name, DOB, reason, date note requested from.
A 'fit note' is the informal name for the Statement of Fitness for work which replaced the sick note.
The fit note allows your GP to give you more information on how your condition affects your ability to work.
Your GP can give advice on helping you return to work or stay in work.
The GP can also choose the ' may be fit for work' option if they think returning to work - with support from your employer - will help you recover for example:
- returning to work gradually maybe on a part-time basis
- working different hours temporarily
- performing different duties or tasks
- having other support to do your job, for example, if you have back pain, avoiding heavy lifting.
Please talk open & honestly with your GP about how your illness will affect you at work so they can give you the right advice to help your recovery.
For more information www.dwp.gov.uk/fitnote/ -