Fit notes

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Have you been asked to sign fit notes?

Use this guide to signpost you to useful information when dealing with fit notes or Med3. It includes information on who can issue fit notes, when to issue one and where to obtain them. You’ll also find practical tips to support your consultation and assessment to complete and issue fit notes safely.

First published: 1 July 2022

Sections on this page

  • What's a fit note?
  • When to issue fit notes?
  • Who can issue fit notes?
  • How to obtain fit notes
  • Issuing fit notes safely
  • Opening the discussion and consultation skills
  • Consultation and assessment
  • Making recommendations and providing advice
  • Completing a fit note and next steps
  • Before you sign, remember
  • Further information

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