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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

Summary:

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.

Author: Moncrieff G

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

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