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Changes to the fit note

From July 2022 the Department for Work and Pensions has updated the law for the fit note so that it can now be issued by nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists in addition to doctors. These healthcare professionals should be treating your employee under NHS services. To find out more about the change, have a look at Getting the most out of the fit note: guidance for employers and line managers.This will give you advice on what different sections of the fit note mean and how you can use it most effectively to support the health and wellbeing of employees in your organisation.