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Computer-generated fit notes

Please see attached Med3 FAQs and Fit Note Guidance - Fit notes can be handwritten or computer-generated and printed out.

Computer-generated fit notes have the added benefits of:

  • Automatically completing certain parts of the fit note to save you having to fill them in each time you issue one.
  • Ensuring that your advice is easy to read for patients and employers.
  • Removing the need for you to re-write fit notes if duplicates are required, as other staff members can print out duplicate copies.
  • Enabling clinical management and fitness for work advice to be monitored together for patients with long-term conditions.
  • Improving the continuity of patient care generally – for example if patients are seen by different GPs.
  • Allowing you to share knowledge and learning points with colleagues in your practice by carrying out appropriate internal audits.

All GP practices now have access to computer-generated.

Updated on Thursday, 2 March 2017, 1203 views

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