Fit for Work: guidance for employers

Guidance for employers on using Fit for Work to help their employees stay in or return to work.


Welsh: Ffit i Weithio, Canllawiau i gyflogwyr

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Fit for Work is free and helps employees stay in or return to work.

In England and Wales, employers will be able to refer employees to the Fit for Work service from autumn 2015.

In Scotland, employers will to be able to refer employees to the Fit for Work Scotland service by the end of summer 2015.

Published 2 January 2015
Last updated 8 September 2015 + show all updates
  1. Replaced guidance with revised versions – Return to Work Plans issued through Fit for Work can be accepted as evidence of sickness absence by employers in exactly the same way as a GP fit note.
  2. Added information about the phased roll-out of Fit for Work in England, Scotland and Wales in 2015. And replaced guidance PDFs.
  3. First published.