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The Beeches Medical Centre

The Beeches Medical Centre

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Fit notes


Statement of Fitness for work


Fit notes were introduced in April 2010.  With your employer's support the note will help you to return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your sickness or injury.  It is a common myth that employees have to be "signed fit" by their GP to go back to work.  If an employer needs this advice then they can do this by arranging their own occupational assessment.


If you have been off work for some time you may not need an appoinment to see your doctor for a further Fit note.  A receptionist can request this for you.


You do not need a "sick note" for the first 7 days of sickness.  Your employer may request an SC2 form.  You can print a form by clicking here


We hope you find this information useful.

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