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Fit note plans backed by ministers

25th November 2008

The government has said new "fit notes" for employees, which will be issued by GPs, are intended to replace the current "sick note" system.

The government is targeting the huge amount of money lost by the economy -  £100 billion every year - because of staff who are ill. Health secretary Alan Johnson, said: "Helping people stay in work doesn't just have an economic imperative. It has a moral and social one too. Poor health can prevent people fulfilling their potential, leaving them more likely to slip into poverty and social exclusion."


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Article Information

Title: Fit note plans backed by ministers
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9350
Date Added: 25th Nov 2008


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