Guidance

Fit for Work: guidance for GPs

Guidance for GPs on using Fit for Work to help their patients stay in or return to work.

Documents

Fit for Work: a quick guide for GPs

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Welsh: Ffit i Weithio: canllaw cyflym i Feddygon Teulu

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Fit for Work: Guidance for GPs

Welsh: Ffit i Weithio Canllawiau i feddygon teulu

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

In England and Wales, GPs can refer patients to the Fit for Work service.

In Scotland, GPs can refer patients to the service using the guidance on the Fit for Work Scotland website.

Published 2 January 2015
Last updated 29 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Published 'Welsh: Ffit i Weithio: canllaw cyflym i Feddygon Teulu'.
  2. Published 'Fit for Work: a quick guide for GPs'.
  3. 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.
  4. Added information about the phased roll-out of Fit for Work in England, Scotland and Wales in 2015. And replaced PDFs.
  5. First published.