Fit for Work guidance
This collection brings together all guidance on using Fit for Work to help employees stay in or return to work.
Fit for Work is free and helps employees stay in or return to work. It provides an occupational health assessment and general health and work advice to employees, employers and GPs.
Fit for Work will complement, and not replace, existing occupational health services provided by employers. It will fill the gap in support that currently exists and will especially benefit those employers who currently have limited in-house occupational health services.
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.
GPs and employers can refer a patient or employee by using:
Guidance about Fit for Work
Published: 2 January 2015
Updated: 8 September 2015
- 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.
- Added information about the phased roll-out of the Fit for Work referral service in England, Scotland and Wales in 2015.
- First published.