Tory’s Pressure on GPs to Find Patients Fit-For-Work

I always find it interesting when we see the private advice that this Government are giving to other organisations.

In this case,  what we are seeing is the Govt’s advice to GPs in respect of ‘fit notes’(Full PDF can be found at bottom of page).

The advice given to GPs is as follows:

  • Repeatedly reiterated that the fitness for work assessments that GPs carry out are NOT job specific.For example, if a delivery driver broke his leg, he would be found FIT TO WORK as another form of employment may not be impinged by his broken leg.
  • (QUOTE: Always consider if your patient could do work of some kind before advising that they are not fit for work.)


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