February/March 2012 (vol. 08/5)

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Fit notes can never be ‘fit for purpose’

The role of the GP in absence certification and return to work


General practitioner George Moncrieff believes that GPs are not well placed to advise on modifications that might help a patient return to work and believes that assessing fitness for work should be put in the hands of occupational health nurses.

Writingfor this journal in 2004, I welcomed the planned review of off-work certification1. I argued that the relentless and insidious increase …

Dr George Moncrieff is a GP in Bicester.

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2012 (vol. 08/5) pp28-29

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