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Element 6: Co-ordinating the return to work process

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 discussed all the issues with the right people, and put the necessary measures in place to ensure everyone is working towards a common goal?

Key issues

Communication Point

Nominating one person to co-ordinate the return to work process means all parties involved have one point of contact. This is especially important for the employee who may get frustrated if they feel they are being passed around departments.

Extra Information

Updated 2010-10-09