UK employers need to be aware of changes to “fit note” rules
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Employers across the UK must be made aware of recent changes allowing more health professionals to issue “Statement of Fitness for Work”, otherwise known as a “fit note”.

To reduce pressures on doctors and GPs, this summer the UK government added registered nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists to the list of professionals who can certify fit notes providing evidence about a person’s absence from work with illness for seven days or more.


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