The Allied Health Professions Advisory Fitness for Work Report provides a consistent and nationally recognised tool for AHPs to advise employees on their fitness for work. It is more commonly known as “the fit note”.
The fit note
The fit note helps you to provide information on the functional impact of a patient’s reported problem and to suggest options that may support the patient to remain in, or return to, work.
It will advise your patient, their employer and GP (subject to the patient’s consent) on the issues reported by the patient as causing difficulty, and should focus on specific work-related difficulties.
Fit note and form
Download the fit note and form but don't forget to read the guidance on completion first.
Questions and answers
These questions and answers help to explain the fit note.
Fitness for work paper
This resource is relevant to all physiotherapy staff whose patients, service users and clients include people of working age.
It is designed to support physiotherapy staff working in all sectors to understand both their responsibilities and opportunities in considering work as a health outcome for working-age adults.
Physiotherapy Works for Fitness for Work
Referral to physiotherapy can help people to work.
For those already in work, physiotherapists can help to prevent sickness absence in the first place, and facilitate sustainable return to work following sickness absence.
For those not working, physiotherapy can enable individuals to take opportunities to work. Early access to physiotherapy benefits individuals, workplaces and the economy.