Please be advised that the clinician may wish to see/speak to you before issuing a sick note
The DWP performs a weekly anonymous extract of fit note usage data for collection, storage, transmission and publication by NHS Digital.
If patients don't actively express dissent, implied consent is assumed. Therefore if you do not want to consent to this then you must let us know.
Data about patients who have dissented from secondary use of their data will not be included in the extract.
WHAT DATA IS INCLUDED IN THE EXTRACT?
The data extracted is completely anonymous to protect patient privacy and consists of:
How many eMED3 fit notes are issued
How many patients are recorded as 'unfit' or 'maybe fit' for work
Fit note duration
Health condition type aggregated to a high level diagnosis code, for example paranoid schizophrenia would be classed as a mental disorder
Location, including CCG areas
Whether workplace adaptations were recommended
The issuers profession