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Guidance for Practices - requests for MED3 ‘Fit Note’

Requests for certification of absence from the workplace relating to covid-19 may fall into five categories - please read the LMC guidance (which contains links to the relevant isolation notes) and the current Government Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19):  Requests for MED3 ‘Fit Note’: Kent LMC Coronavirus (Covid-19) Guidance for Practices

 

Patients with long term conditions

The majority of these patients are not 'unfit to work', and in the current crisis their issues are occupational health issues.  If they work for an employer with an occupational health department they should be signposted in that direction.  This is especially true for colleagues working in NHS Acute Trusts.  Failing that a Med 3 stating fit to work with the following adjustments that simply states the diagnosis, should be employed in accordance with current emergency guidelines, and will put the ball firmly back in the employer's court.  Alternatively you can download this letter template 

Updated on Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 814 views

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