New Regulations expand the category of people able to sign off "fit notes" 


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The Social Security (Medical Evidence) and Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2022 have been laid before Parliament.

These contain provisions which will expand the category of people who can sign statements of fitness for work, or "fit notes", for the purposes of statutory sick pay and social security claims.

As of 1 July, registered nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists will be able to sign fit notes. It is hoped that this will reduce the workloads of GPs and free up more of their time to see patients.

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