The Sick Note

Until recently, doctors filled in a sick note for people off work. But now things are changing. The sick note has turned into a fit note, and from next year a government-backed scheme will try to help ill people get back to work as quickly as possible, even if it is only part time. Peter Day finds out what's behind the changes, and why they matter.
Producer Caroline Bayley.

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Sun 14 Apr 2013 21:30

Contributors to this programme

Dame Professor Carol Black

Adviser on Health and Work at the Department of Health

 

David Frost

Former Director General British Chambers of Commerce

 

Dr Rob Hampton

Clinical Director Leicestershire Fit4Work Service

 

Carl Lightbown

North Supply

 

Julie Potts

North Supply

 

Jason Mason

 

Dr John Canning

 

Stephen Bevan

The Work Foundation

 

Karen Jennings, Assistant General Secretary Unison

 

Lord Freud

Minister for Welfare Reform

 

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