A fit note is basically a note from your doctor signifying your being fit to go back to work. This note will only be issued by your doctor if you have been sick for more than a week. While it’s not legally binding either by you or your employer, it may help you convince your employer that you are healthy enough to be able to work again.
For other kinds of note samples, please check out our website for more samples or click on the link for Sample Thank You Notes that will direct you to a couple of different thank-you notes that you can use for different occasions.
Sample Doctor Fit Note
New Fit Note Example
Fit for Work Note PDF
Electronic Fit Note
Computer Fit Note
A fit note serves two purposes: It may either certify that you are healthy enough to go back to work or it will act as a suggestion when you can possibly go back to work after a period of being absent for work. It may either be issued directly by your doctor, or a hospital will issue the note if you have been confined due to an illness. A fit note may be handwritten by your doctor, but it’s now common to have a standardized printout from the clinic or medical institution that can be immediately signed by a health-care professional. Our sample fit note forms not only offer several samples that can be used for fit notes, they also come with examples on how and when to use fit notes for both health-care professionals, employees, and even students.
Having a fit note doesn’t necessarily suggest that an employee is 100% fit to return to work, but health-care professionals also take into account that being out of work may grossly affect an employee’s chances of being able to recover both physically and mentally. Studies suggest that being able to work as soon as possible after an illness can actually be healthy for an individual rather than staying at home and trying to recover while being out of work.
A fit note will also help an employer determine the kind of work an employee needs to do in the meantime while he is still not 100% recovered. For those working in the office, the difference may not be noticeable so the work load may basically be the same; although, perhaps the employee may be able to arrange shorter hours instead of the usual eight hours a day. For employees who do manual labor, a phased and gradual workload may be suggested on the fit note and workload adaptations may be arranged until such time the employee has recovered fully.
For other health care-related notes, please refer more on our website or click the links for Doctors Note Samples and Progress Note Samples that can be used by health-care providers and general practitioners for their patients. These may be used as guides or can these be used immediately with minor modifications after downloading.
Fit Note Sample
Employer’s Fit Note
Medical Fit Note
While fit notes can be used by employees as proof of their illness, these can also be used as a platform to arrange a meeting between them and their employers on possible arrangements regarding work schedules. Instead of filing for a sick leave, they may arrange either shorter work hours or working from home if it’s possible. Fit notes make sure employees are not totally incapacitated but are still being able to contribute to the whole work process. For even more samples, please click on Briefing Note Samples that will direct you to a couple of examples of briefing notes that may help you draft your own for easy reference.
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