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Healthcare professionals: information from DWP

Information that GPs and other healthcare professionals need to help us provide benefits and welfare services.

We’ve published this guidance and information to help healthcare professionals in their dealings with patients and the department.

There is good evidence that work promotes physical and mental well-being. Advice from healthcare professionals can affect whether people are absent from work, for how long and whether they take steps to return to work. Their advice also helps us to make sure disabled people receive the right support.

There is more about health, work and wellbeing on our policy pages. We’ve also published a collection of evidence, research and policy papers related to health and work.

Fit notes

Guidance on completing fit notes is published separately.

DWP health and work

You can contact our health and work team at dwphealthandwork.enq@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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