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Fit note: guidance for employers and line managers

Explains what to do if an employee gives you a fit note and how you can use it most effectively to help your organisation.

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A new version of the fit note is now available but old ones can still be used. The advisory notes now include information about Fit for Work and the collection of anonymous fit note data. We will revise the guidance to reflect the changes.

A guide that explains what to do if an employee gives you a fit note and how you can use the note most effectively to help your organisation. This includes information on how you can support the employee back to work, as well as option for how to get more information.

Published 1 March 2013
Last updated 14 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added this note to the page – A new version of the fit note is now available but old ones can still be used. The advisory notes now include information about Fit for Work and the collection of anonymous fit note data. We will revise the guidance to reflect the changes.
  2. Published updated guidance.
  3. We've removed the guidance while we update it.
  4. Updated English version to include information about the new Fit for Work service.
  5. First published.