Quiz: Fit Notes, Long-term Sickness, and Work Capability

Dr Rob Hicks


January 24, 2020

In England, 19% of long-term sickness absence is attributed to mental ill health according to NICE, who also highlight that stress and acute conditions are responsible for many long-term absences, as are musculoskeletal injuries and back pain. Employers spend around £9 billion a year on sick pay and associated costs, NICE says.


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