Fit Notes: Updated Guidance

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The government has updated the law for the fit note. The amended legislation allows a wider range of healthcare professionals to legally certify fit notes to reduce the pressure on doctors.

Fit Notes Updated Guidance

Author: Paula Beck, HR Business Partner for PACT HR

Published: 1st August 2022


A “Statement of Fitness For Work”, known as a “fit note”, is an official statement that provides a medical view on an individual’s fitness to work. In order to obtain statutory sick pay (SSP) following seven days of absence, an employee must provide a fit note to their employer as evidence of their inability to work.

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