Fit for Work is here to support you in work, and if you’re off sick, in a way that’s right for you.​ Whether you work for yourself or an organisation, you can access expert and impartial advice delivered by the Fit for Work team of occupational health professionals. You can chat online to a specialist advisor or speak to an advisor on 0800 032 6235 (English) or 0800 032 6233 (Cymraeg).

This website also offers a browsable library of advice on different illnesses and work-related health matters.

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Call our advice line on 0800 032 6235

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If you are employed and have been, or are likely to be, off work for four weeks or more, you can be referred by your GP or employer to the Fit for Work referral service, which is available across England and Wales. Ask your GP or employer about how you can be referred.


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