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Letters From sick notes to fit notes

Not a simple answer

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 29 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3972
  1. John Merrick, locum general practitioner1
  1. 1Somerset
  1. john{at}

    Fit notes look simple but are likely to be problematic for employers, employees, and general practitioners.1

    I have been a general practitioner since 1974 and a part-time factory medical officer for the main local employer for over 20 years. Knowing the nature …

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