Fit Note - Maximum duration from GP

Hello,

I've been signed off work continuously for a year now and have had fit notes from my GP. I called  my GP for a continuation fit note and was told the rules say that GPs are only allowed to issue fit notes for a maximum of 12 months and he would lose his job if he were to issue me one as I had been signed off for over 12 months now. He told me that I need to contact the DWP to request that they have their doctor assess me.

This is news to me, I've searched on-line and can find no information on this 12 month period. Is anyone here familiar with the rules  and whether the only way to get a continuation of a fit note after 12 months can only be done via the DWP?

TIA


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