Trust campaign to promote access to fit notes

We are running a Trust-wide campaign to encourage our patients to request fit notes (med 3 forms) from their consultant to reduce unnecessary follow-up GP appointments.

We have launched a poster campaign across our hospitals to encourage patients to request fit notes (med 3 forms) from us when they are discharged from our care. It follows feedback from local GPs, including from the London-wide LMC, and we hope it will reduce the number of patients going to their GP to ask for a fit note once they have been discharged from hospital.

Posters will be displayed on wards to highlight the availability of fit notes for patients who may need time to recover at home and be unable to work, and in staff areas to remind doctors to issue them to patients when required.