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AUTHOR: Rachel Suff
The latest XpertHR research canvasses employer opinion on
how the fit note system is working in practice, and whether or not it is living
up to its promise of encouraging, where feasible, an earlier return to work.
On this page:Changes introduced as a result
of the fit note system"May be fit for work taking account
of the following advice"Fit note categories ticked and GP
commentsChart 1: Fit note categories ticked by
GPInterpreting doctors' suggestions and commentsChart 2: How easy is it to interpret GPs' suggestions for employees
who "may be fit for work"?Implementing doctors' suggestions
and commentsChart 3: How easy is it to implement doctors'
suggestions for employees who "may be fit for work"?Chart
4: Challenges in implementing doctors' fit notes suggestionsFit notes: does the practice match the theory?Chart 5: How does the fit note compare to the old sick
note?Our researchTable 1:
Challenges faced in interpreting GPs' suggestions for a return to work
Table 2: Feedback from employers on effectiveness of
fit note Additional resources on XpertHR.
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