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New Isolation Note Service Lets Employees Sign Off Sick with a Click

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“We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the want for healthcare evidence”

NHS Electronic has rolled out a new isolation note support that allows workers to sign-off ill for seven days without the need of a GP’s letter.

The support allows staff “self-certify” and then present “evidence for their employers that they have been encouraged to self-isolate… possibly for the reason that they have indications or they are living with anyone who has indications.”

The program is, arguably, ripe for abuse, but comes as the government aims to decrease strain on GPs amid a surge

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