DWP to shake up sick notes

Brockett, James
February 2007
People Management;2/22/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p9
The article reports on the plan of the Department for Work and Pensions of Great Britain to reform the standard sick note to give more information to employers. The Commercial Occupational Health Providers Association (Cohpa) stressed the need for the note to indicate more about a patient's diagnosis and treatment. Mike Goldsmith, Cohpa chairman, described the note as inadequate. The British Medical Association noted that the move would increase the work loads of general practitioners.


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