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Issuing fit notes and referring to Fit for Work

Issuing fit notes and referring to Fit for Work

Format

Practice

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

October 13, 2016

Updated

October 20, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Emma Lackey explains when a fit note is needed, who can issue fit notes and how long they can last for. Key learning points for GPs include when to refer to Fit for Work for an occupational health assessment, and advising patients on returning to work.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, doctors should be better able to:
  • Understand when a fit note is needed
  • Understand what is required in assessing fitness to work
  • Know how to issue a fit note
  • Know when to refer to Fit for Work
  • Access further information
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Emma Lackey
    GP
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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