Employers wary of new 'fit note' design

Churchard, Claire
February 2010
People Management;2/11/2010, p9
The article reveals that employers and health experts are divided over the final version of the fit note, which will replace doctors' sick notes for employees in April 2010. According to the author, doctors will be given an option on the note between pronouncing a patient not fit for work or fit for some work. Dr. Steve Boorman, director of corporate responsibility of the Royal Mail Group, thinks that the fit note represented a major step forward but is disappointed at its late development.


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