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Letters Utility of “fit notes”

Occupational therapists and physiotherapists could issue fit notes

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 28 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4559
  1. Avril E Drummond, occupational therapist and professor of healthcare research 1,
  2. Carol Coole, senior research fellow1
  1. 1School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. Avril.Drummond{at}

Recent coverage of the “fit note” was based on our research, conducted at the University of Nottingham.1 2 One key problem, aside from lack of training, was that some GPs did not believe …

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