09 July 2024

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) released a call for evidence on the fit note reform. With the goal of exploring the fit note process to support those with long term health conditions to access timely work and health support.

This call for evidence is part of a programme of work announced at the Autumn Statement in 2023. It is part of a wider suite of activity to reform the fit note and will act as a prelude to a full consultation on specific policy proposals which will be launched later this year.

The policy team has responded to this consultation which concluded on 8 July. You can view our response here.

Our response also included the results of the quick poll that ran from 24 June to 7 July. Thank you to all that responded to the quick poll to give your opinion.

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