New fit note guidance and training package – 1st July 2022

 New fit note guidance and training package

Audience:  Practice Managers, AHPs, pharmacists

From 1 July, new legislation allowed nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists to legally certify fit notes, in addition to doctors.

More detailed guidance has now been published confirming who can issue fit notes: guidance for healthcare professionals and their employers.

A fit note training package is also available for all healthcare professionals, including doctors. GP IT systems are expected to be updated by the start of September. However, GPs should check with individual suppliers as they are operating on different timescales.

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