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    • dc64
    • By dc64 28th Nov 17, 10:04 PM
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    what is a fit note?
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:04 PM
    what is a fit note? 28th Nov 17 at 10:04 PM
    What is a "Fit note"
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 28th Nov 17, 10:06 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:06 PM
    What is a "Fit note"
    Originally posted by dc64
    a sick note.
    • dc64
    • By dc64 28th Nov 17, 10:37 PM
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    I don't understand
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    • dc64
    • By dc64 28th Nov 17, 10:38 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:38 PM
    You're fit for work?
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    • Hoogle
    • By Hoogle 28th Nov 17, 10:39 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:39 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:39 PM
    A note from your doctor stating if your fit for work or not, sometimes they may say you are fit for work with reasonable adjustments, ie specialist chair, light duties gradual return to work with reduced hours/days etc.
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 28th Nov 17, 10:46 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:46 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:46 PM
    LMGTFY ...

    https://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1062.aspx
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 29th Nov 17, 8:11 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:11 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:11 AM
    In their infinite wisdom, somebody in government decided that it would be a good idea to change from a name everybody understood - medical certificate or sick note to one which very few understood - Statement of Fitness for Work or 'Fit Note'.
    The document still provides the same information as a 'Sick Note' but with additional space for the GP to add information about suggestions for phased return to work, adjustments to working environment etc.
    • dc64
    • By dc64 30th Nov 17, 10:11 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 10:11 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 10:11 PM
    I'm waiting to get my mr decision and then perhaps going to appeal. Then I had the thought to go from jsa to esa while appealing. Should I wait or get this "fit note" from my gp? Think I might go really off the rails before things are sorted out.
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    • Nullboris
    • By Nullboris 3rd Dec 17, 10:30 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 10:30 AM
    Get an (un)fit note , at the very least it will absolve you of the duty to sign-on at the JoBCenter for three months (or however long).

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