April 12, 2022

Changes to Fit Notes - what you need to know

GP's to issue digital fit notes

Following a consultation, the Government is changing regulations to enable GPs to issue Fit Notes digitally. Under current regulations, Fit Notes must be signed in ink by the issuing doctor. The original consultation was in 2019 but the subsequent pandemic has undoubtedly highlighted the unnecessary restrictions posed by the current regulations, not least due to the significant number of virtual GP consultations since the outbreak of covid-19.

From 6th April 2022, Fit Notes can be issued without a “wet ink” signature from the GP and the new form will no longer contain a signature box for the GP to fill in.

These changes are being implemented following the 2019 consultation and the Government’s response in July 2021.

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