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The people involved in treating your mental
health condition are important in helping you to stay in work,
and to keep working well. 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 helpful.
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
Mental Health Information for all pages on the mental
Department for Work and
Pensions – Sick note to Fit Note
From the 6 April 2010 the sick note was replaced by the fit note.
This section of the DWP website includes guides for employees,
employers and health professionals on the new system.
This is the link to information specifically for
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
From sick note to fit note
Working together to support people recovering from mental ill
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