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Sick note overhaul

24th September 2008

The overhaul of the GP sick note system looks set to go ahead next year.

Research has shown that pilot schemes giving family doctors a far greater responsibility for getting people back to have been successful.

The trials follow draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence which proposed giving GPs a clinical duty to assess patients’ suitability for work. From the first pilot, 33% of GPs said they felt confident about advising on fitness for work but after training ion the subject that rose to 79%.


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Article Information

Title: Sick note overhaul
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 8493
Date Added: 24th Sep 2008



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