Fit for Work: guidance for GPs

Department for Work and Pensions


In England, approximately 815,000 people will be absent from work for four weeks or more due to sickness. Without support, a significant proportion of these people will struggle to return to their jobs. GPs are able to offer their working patients a referral to the Fit For Work service, which provides occupational health support and help patients return to work.

This Guidelines summary covers eligibility criteria and referral.


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