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Element 5: Agreeing and reviewing a return to work plan

The guidance contained here was first published in 2004 and therefore makes no reference to the Fit Note. The majority of the guidance contained herein remains relevant, although readers will need to keep in mind the existence of the Fit Note in applying any potential recommendations.


Have you reviewed the return to work plan with your employee, once they have been back at work a while, to make sure they are happy and comfortable with what is happening?

Key issues

Communication point

Before implementing the plan, make sure the employee is happy with what has been put in place and that advice given by professionals, such as the individual’s GP or Occupational Health Adviser, has been taken into account.

Updated 2010-10-09