College of Paramedics Responds to New Fit Note Legislation

10/06/2022


College of Paramedics Responds to New Fit Note Legislation


Despite significant engagement by the College of Paramedics with the Fit Note Policy Team at the Department of Work and Pensions, and the Department of Health and Social Care, paramedics have not been included in the change to legislation. We understand that there is frustration regarding this decision and some have implied they don’t think the College has done enough to inform this work, please be assured that we have worked incredibly hard, and will continue to do so. We are developing a data collection tool which will aim to evidence the value of paramedics in primary care, and how not being included in this work impacts our practice and the experience that patients receive, we will share this soon and will be kindly requesting your support to complete it.