In a Nutshell: Issue 91  


In 2010, policy change saw the end of the ‘sick note’ and its replacement with the ‘fit’ note. These authors take a look at how effective it has been in allowing employees with long-term illnesses to remain in or return to work.

Reviewed by:

Melanie Green, Research Adviser

Melanie joined the CIPD in 2017, specialising in learning & development and skills research. Prior to the CIPD, Mel worked as an HR practitioner in a technology organisation, working on a variety of learning and development initiatives, and has previously worked as a researcher in an employee engagement and well-being consultancy. 

Melanie holds a master’s degree in Occupational Psychology from University of Surrey, where she conducted research into work–life boundary styles and the effect of this on employee well-being and engagement.

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