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Fit for Work guidance

This collection brings together all guidance on using Fit for Work to help employees stay in or return to work.

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This page has been withdrawn because the Fit for Work assessment service has ended. You can still get advice about health and work and support on sickness absence, at:

Fit for Work helps employees stay in or return to work by providing free, expert and impartial general health and work advice to employees, employers and GPs.

Published 2 January 2015
Last updated 27 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Changes to Fit for Work. The assessment service ended on 31 March 2018 in England and Wales.
  2. Changes to Fit for Work. The assessment service will be coming to an end on 31 March 2018 in England and Wales and 31 May 2018 in Scotland.
  3. Updated information - Fit for Work helps employees stay in or return to work by providing free, expert and impartial general health and work advice to employees, employers and GPs. There is also an occupational health assessment service which is available for referrals until 15 December 2017.
  4. Fit for Work guidance updated to reflect that, from 8 September 2015, employers can accept Return to Work Plans issued through Fit for Work as evidence of sickness absence in exactly the same way as a GP fit note.
  5. Added information about the phased roll-out of the Fit for Work referral service in England, Scotland and Wales in 2015.
  6. First published.