Make a referral to the Fit for Work service

Key points

  • Fit for Work is a Government-funded service that provides free assessments by an occupational health professional for employees on sickness absence and recommends steps to enable them to return to work.
  • An employer can make a referral to the service, provided that the employee has been off sick for the required length of time and meets the other eligibility requirements.
  • If an employer has access to its own occupational health provider, it should consider the pros and cons of using the Fit for Work service instead of, or in addition to, its own advisers.

XpertHR resources