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.
We’ve also published a collection of evidence, research and policy papers related to health and work.
Guidance on completing fit notes is published separately.