Fit notes the way forward

The proposed  ‘fit note’, set to replace the traditional doctor’s certificate, will only work in Australia if lessons from the UK’s experience are learnt, the RACP says.

Designed to get employees back at work more quickly after illness or injury, the fit note details what they can do rather than what they can’t, with the aim of  speeding up the rehabilitation process.

However, if the plan is adopted federally, the RACP cautions the government not to go down the UK path where the fit note was introduced in 2010 &ldquo