Fit notes innovative yet blindingly obvious

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

It's a shame that something so clearly beneficial to injured workers is being done by so few.

It’s a move that seems so obvious. The UK has introduced “fit notes” that – rather than outline what patients are physically or mentally incapable of, let employees and employers alike know what an individual IS capable of. The idea reflects a recognition of the importance of helping sick people to remain in employment in order for a speedier recovery and reduced cost to the individual, their workplace and their comm...

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