What should an employer do if it receives a fit note saying that an employee "may be fit for work taking account of the following advice"?

Advice from a doctor on a fit note is intended to help the employer manage the employee's return to work. An employer that receives a fit note stating that an employee "may be fit for work taking account of the following advice" should consider the advice on the fit note carefully, discuss it with the employee and seek to agree with the employee how the recommendations can be implemented. The employer should seek to agree the specific adjustments that will be made, for how long they will apply and any other consequential changes (for example a change to pay where a reduction in hours has been agreed).