The eMED3 Fit Note, formally known as a Statement of Fitness to Work, was introduced in April 2010 across England, Wales and Scotland. It enables CARE PROFESSIONALS such as CONSULTANTS and GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS to give advice to their PATIENTS about the impact of their health condition on their fitness for work and is used to provide medical evidence for employers or to support a claim to health-related benefits through the Department for Work and Pensions.
An eMED3 Fit Note is issued after the first 7 days of sickness absence (when PATIENTS can self-certify) if the CARE PROFESSIONAL assesses that the PATIENTs health affects their fitness to work. The CARE PROFESSIONAL may decide that the PATIENT is unfit for work, or may be fit for work subject to certain conditions, with accompanying notes on suggested adjustments or adaptations to the job role or the workplace.
For further information on eMED3 Fit Notes, see the gov.uk website at: Fit Note.