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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