Advice line: AHP fitnote for patients
CSP director Natalie Beswetherick has good news on using the AHP fit note when patients are too ill to work.
CSP says data supports its call for physios to issue fit notes to patients and ease GP pressures
More than one million fit notes for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems were issued in England from December 2014 to this March – adding ballast to the CSP’s push for physiotherapists to be allowed to sign patients off work.
Talks could lead to bigger role for physios in issuing fit notes, CSP says
The CSP moved speedily to talk all things physio with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) – the party of power following its ‘confidence and supply’ deal with Theresa May’s minority UK-wide government.
Fit note proposals ‘an important step’, says CSP
Proposals to allow other health care professionals to sign people off from work have been warmly welcomed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
The Allied Health Professions Health and Work Report
The 2019 Allied Health Professions Health and Work Report provides a consistent and nationally recognised tool for AHPs to advise employees on their fitness for work.