What Effective Will Recent Changes to SSP Rules Have For Employers?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 August 2022
The Social Security (Medical Evidence) and Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 came into force on 1 July 2022.
This amendment will broaden the number of healthcare professionals who can certify statements of fitness to work, commonly known as ‘fit notes’. Fit notes are issued and authorised by doctors (usually an employee’s GP) following an assessment of their fitness to work. If it’s determined the employee is unable to work, they will present the fit note to their employer during a period of illness in order to receive SSP.
Previously, only doctors could certify fit notes. These regulations expand the range of healthcare
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