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Nurses, OTs, Physios And Pharmacists Can Issue Fit Notes From Next Month

June 14, 2022

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

 

Nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists will be able to issue fit notes from 1 July, as the government tries to reduce pressure on overstretched GPs.

However, the DWP stressed that fit notes can only be issued following an assessment of a person’s fitness for work, so cannot be issued on request or via over-the-counter services. 

This change, along with the introduction in April of digital fit notes which do not have to be physically signed in ink, should make the process of getting a fit note simpler for some claimants at least.

You can read the full press release on the changes to fit note certification here.

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