Friday, January 29, 2010

med3 4/10



From April this year if you are sick and need to see a doctor they may well hand you one of the brand new fit notes to give to your employer. Re-branding them won't make a difference. Most people will still call them sicknotes.

According to Direct.gov your GP can add some advice for your employer on how simple changes to the job you do may allow you to return to work earlier.Unless every GP becomes expert in every possible set of working conditions and every possible illness and their affect on each other then the advice is meaningless.

3 comments:

JuliaM said...

"Unless every GP becomes expert in every possible set of working conditions and every possible illness and their affect on each other then the advice is meaningless. "

For once, I really can't see the point of it.

Oh, I don't mean the stated point, I mean the hidden point, the real reason they are doing this (usually for themselves, in some way)...

paulo said...

Who is "directgov?"

how many people do they employ?
where are they based?
what's their budget?
who's in charge?

Any ideas?

paulo

manwiddicombe said...

paulo - directgov is an official government website for online services and information.

In 2007-8 it cost £13.1 million but the service has expanded since then so I expect the cost has risen considerably.