15 June 2022

Fitnote changes from 1 July 2022

From 1 July 2022 a wider range of healthcare professionals will be able to certify fit notes. The measure will mean that occupational therapists, some pharmacists, and physiotherapists will be able to certify and issue fit notes.  The Government press release sets out that this measure has been introduced with the aim of reducing pressure on GP’s as well as empowering better conversations about work and health between employers and staff by making it easier to get health advice certified by the most relevant healthcare setting. The change follows the removal, in April 2022, of the need for fit notes to be signed in ink.

Regulations have been made to implement the changes. 


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