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The Allied Health Professions Advisory Fitness for Work Report and how to complete it

Allied Health Professional (AHP) Health and Work Report

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AHP Advisory Fitness for Work Report

Background information on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists website about the AHP Advisory Fitness for Work Report

The Allied Health Professions Federation

Information on the AHP Health and Work Report.

Assessing fitness to drive: a guide for medical professionals

Advice for medical professionals to follow when assessing a patient's fitness to drive

Confirmation statement that the AHP Advisory Fitness for Work Report is acceptable for claiming Statutory Sick Pay

Statement on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists' website confirming that the AHP Advisory Fitness for Work Report can be used as evidence for claiming Statutory Sick pay

Department for Work and Pensions guidance on fit notes

Links to on-line guidance documents (for GPs and other doctors, patients and employees, employers and line managers and occupational health professionals) about completion of fit notes 

DVLA advice on driving with medical conditions

Government website providing advice on legal aspects of driving with medical conditions or disabilities

Equality Act

Equality Act and definition of disability

Fit for Work


Fit for Work offers free, expert and impartial advice to anyone looking for help with issues around health and work. It includes online resources, an online chat facility to a specialist advisor, opportunities to email a question or call their free advice line on 0800 032 6235 (English) or 0800 032 6233 (Cymraeg).

The Healthcare Professionals’ Consensus statement on work and health

Agreed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of Nursing and the Allied Health Professions Federation, it marks the collective commitment of Healthcare Professionals’ to the Health and Work agenda.

To support this endorsed statement, Work and Health e-learning modules have been released which occupational therapists can access.

Health and Care Professions Council's Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics

Describes and explains the ten standards of conduct performance and ethics

  1. Promote and protect the interests of service users and carers
  2. Communicate appropriately and effectively
  3. Work within the limits of your knowledge and skills
  4. Delegate appropriately
  5. Respect confidentiality
  6. Manage risk
  7. Report concerns about safety
  8. Be open when things go wrong
  9. Be honest and trustworthy
  10. Keep records of your work
Occupational Dictionary

On-line New Zealand occupational dictionary providing details of different job demands

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments and the Equalities Act

Talking WorkA guide for Doctors discussing work and work modifications with patients

Learning outcomes

By completing this resource:

Occupational Therapists will be able to understand the Allied Health Professions Advisory Fitness for Work Report and how to complete it.

This resource was developed by:

Project team: Dr Carol Coole, Dr Stathis Konstantinidis, Professor Avril Drummond, Dr Kate Radford, Dr Louise Thomson, Dr Sayeed Khan, Gill Phillips, Dr Joanne Ablewhite.

Project developer: Aaron Fecowycz

Acknowledgements: With thanks to the participants of the CREATE study for their role in co-designing this resource, and to the members of the expert panel for reviewing the content.

Funding: This work was supported by the UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation, a division of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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