What are fit notes and can nurses write them?
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What are fit notes and can nurses write them?

Erin Dean Health journalist

Legislation regarding written statements on a person’s fitness for work, what’s involved in the process and training requirements

A fit note, sometimes referred to as a medical statement or a doctor’s note, is a written statement from a health professional giving their medical opinion on a person’s fitness for work.

Nursing Standard. 37, 8, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.8.11.s7

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