HomeAbout UsBusinessPersonalNews & ArticlesContactReceived a debt collection letter?Download our 'Income and Expenditure' form here

Electronic ‘fit notes’ are finally here

Posted
April 14, 2022
Employment Law

Employers should note important changes to the manner in which ‘fit notes’ can now be issued by doctors.

‘Going digital’

Believe it or not, until now, ‘Statements of Fitness for Work’ (a.k.a. ‘fit notes’) have required a ‘wet ink signature’ by the issuing doctor. Given the way in which we live our lives, including the frequent use of telephone and video consultations with our doctors, it seems odd that fit notes have needed signature by hand.

In a slightly belated attempt to move with the times, with effect from 6 April 2022, fit notes will no longer require a signature at all. The new form of fit note will simply require the issuing doctor’s details to be included instead. With any luck, this will make the process of issuing fit notes quicker and easier for all concerned.

If you want to see what the new form looks like, follow the link below:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2022/298/made 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about ‘fit notes’, SSP, sickness absence of anything of this nature, please get in touch.

Share this article

Have you read our other blogs?

Domestic abuse and non-molestation Injunctions

Posted
Read More

SSP and family-friendly payment rates are on the rise

Posted
January 16, 2023
Employment Law
Read More
View all Articles

Stay up to date with stevensdrake

Simply fill out your details below to receive stevensdrake's monthly newsletter, including regular topical articles, tips and upcoming events.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.