The people involved in treating your mental health condition are
important in helping you to stay in work, and to keep working
Health professionals should see supporting you in being in work
as an important part of your care and
treatment. Your GP can help you to look
at your work and to plan any changes that might be
This section includes information on confidentiality and
privacy. It sets out the circumstances in which information
can be shared.
Advice about occupational health from WorkSmart which is
provided by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The Directgov website also
contains information on the
‘Statement of Fitness for Work (Fit note) which
includes an explanation of the Fit Note and the terms used in
You may also find it helpful
to look at the information we have developed for healthcare
Please note that we are unable to offer advice on individual cases. Please see our
advice on getting help.
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