Government to get access to NHS sick note records

Government to get access to NHS sick note records

From February 2016, the Department for Work and Pensions will be given access to NHS records to identify those GP practices who issue the most sick notes.

From February 2016, the Department for Work and Pensions will be given access to NHS records to identify those GP practices who issue the most sick notes.

It is hoped that this data (which will identify how many notes are issued, how many patients are recorded as being unfit or maybe fit for work and the length of the note) will provide the Government with a better understanding of different sickness levels in different parts of the country.

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