What do we already know?
In our March Newsflash Fit for work – roll out we updated you that the roll-out of the Fit for Work (FFW) referral service for GPs started on 9 March 2015 and that the intention was for the roll out to happen on a phased basis, region-by-region, so that by Autumn 2015 England and Wales should be fully covered.
The Fit for Work (FFW) service for GPs has been made available to all of Wales and to a number of additional areas in England, with more areas to offer the service in the future. For a roll-out map please see here.
Meanwhile, a recent survey has shown that 76% of employers and 60% of GPs remain unaware of FFW. The survey also reveals that many GPs are yet to be convinced of the impact that the service would have in reducing sickness absence levels.