sick note

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sick note

A note from a doctor confirming one's sickness as a legitimate reason for absence from work or school. Make sure to take your sick note to Human Resources before you start working today. I'll make sure my son has a sick note when he returns to school.
See also: note, sick
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His male relative, who helped him obtain the sick note, also had his prison sentence reduced from three years to two on appeal.
The sick note was among items found when police searched Lubitz's apartment in Dusseldorf.
I WORK HARD Dancer Amy " Amy said her dad had a heart attack two weeks ago and the sick note row eart attack two weeks ago and the sick note row had only added to the family's stress.
WAVE goodbye to the sick note and, from next week, say hello to the fit note.
With effect from April 6, 2010, the sick note becomes a fit note.
Pete has called for "something to be done and soon" to tackle the sick note culture.
The sick note system has not changed since the NHS was created in 1948 but ministers claim fit notes, which could be issued electronically, would help the sick return to work quicker.
It was from a man I had never heard of and in it was the sick note I had handed in to Jobcentre Plus.
It follows The People's revelations last week on the sick note capital of Britain where 20 per cent of folk are living off the handout.
Employers and GPs must work together to help the sick note system run more efficiently.
It then emerged the sick note had been forged and signed by a female doctor at the Psychiatric Hospital.
The doctors I have spoken to, who incidentally don't want to go on record for fear of reprisals, have said that the sick note culture has gone up 30% since January.
The sick note system has not changed since the NHS was created in 1948, but ministers maintained that the new fit notes, which could be issued electronically, would help sick people return to work quicker.
We sympathise with GPs who also suffer from red tape and we would welcome any moves to reduce the sick note culture by involving occupational health professionals in decisions about returning to work.
He said: "We all hear about the increasing amount of pressure on a dwindling number of general practitioners and the pilot schemes planned for 2004 indicate that the Government is looking closely at reforming the sick note system to help remove some of this pressure.