Fit for Work guidance

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This government guidance about the Fit for Work scheme is for employers, employees and GPs. Fit for Work is free and helps employees stay in or return to work.

Employees can consent to their GP or employer referring them to Fit for Work. There are 2 elements:

an advice service providing health and work advice through a website and a telephone line

an assessment service providing an occupational health assessment and a return to work plan for employees who have been off sick from work, or are likely to be off sick from work, for 4 weeks or more