Fit for Work is a free service which aims to offer assistance to employees who have been absent, or are likely to be absent from work for a period of four weeks or more, due to illness.
Fit for work now applies across the whole of Scotland with GPs and employers being able to refer an employee (with the employee's consent) for an occupational health assessment. For employers making a referral this is done via the telephone service on 08082 819 288. Online referral is still unavailable at this time, but it is expected that this service will become available soon The Fit for Work Scotland website can be found here.
The roll-out of the Fit for Work service in England and Wales is now complete. GPs and employers can refer an employee (with the employee's consent) for an occupational health assessment. Employers can refer an employee either by the online referral form or on 0800 032 6235. The Fit for Work website for England and Wales can be found here.