Fit Note: Guidance for Patients and Employees


The guide explains what the fit note means and how you can use it to talk with your doctor and employer about returning to work.


It has been updated to remove reference to the Fit for Work service, which has now closed.

The guide explains to patients and employees what different sections of the fit note mean and how they can use it to talk with their doctor and employer about returning to work.


It covers:

  • How the fit note works.

  • Explaining the sections of the fit note.

  • Illustrative examples of how the fit note works.

The guide is available here.


Department for Work and Pensions September 2021

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