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September 29, 2023
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Fit notes for stress-related disorders rise by 8 percent

GPs issued nearly three-quarters of a million fit notes last year stating that an individual was not fit to work due to a stress-related disorder, new research has claimed. This is a rise of 8 percent compared to 2017/18 (741,210 notes issued, up from 686,670), employment law firm GQ Littler said. The total number of fit notes issued increased by 4 percent over the same period to 9.7 million, up from 9.3 million. The firm said finding ways to deal with work-related stress has become increasingly important for employers. This is particularly true in industries such as financial services and professional…
Fit notes for stress-related disorders rise by 8 percent

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