From 1 July 2022, the applicable regulations will be amended to allow registered nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists to be able to legally certify fit notes. Currently, only doctors are permitted to do this.
It is hoped that this change will reduce doctors’ workloads. Further, it is anticipated that it will support and empower better conversations about work and health between employers and staff by making it easier to get this advice certified by the most relevant healthcare professional.
24th June 2022