Covid-19 update: Islington Council has produced a We’re here to help leaflet with Covid-19 public health information on one side and fiancial and work-related support information on the other.
This guidance for GPs about how to complete each section of the fit note, including the reassessment box, comments section and return-to-work tick boxes is based on research evidence and feedback from doctors, patients and employers. It is designed to help doctors make the best use of the fit note to support their patients, using case studies to illustrate different situations. It updates previous guidance, covers computer-generated fit notes and has a section with instructions for gaining further support.
You can also use the guidance for Continuing Professional Development and revalidation purposes.
Islington CAB offers residents free independent and confidential advice. Its trained and friendly staff provide information and help to sort out a range of problems including:
HOYD supports patients to get help with social issues including::
Help on Your Doorstep is offered in the following Islington GP practices:
Patients at any of these Health Centres who would like to talk to a Connect Adviser should talk to a receptionist at the Health Centre.
Islington People’s Rights is a welfare rights service giving information and advice to Islington residents affected by mental health.
t: 020 7561 3685
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays 2pm-4pm
A support programme for patients who are signed off on a Fit Note due to problems they are experiencing at work. On average, people that GBOT works with are back at work within four to six weeks.
Get Back on Track started in 2018 as a two-year pilot which achieved more than 500 referrals. Employment retention specialists helped hundreds of local residents regain the confidence they needed to return to work. Because of the great feedback received about the service, GBOT is now funded until 2021. The service is in partnership with Islington Council and Islington NHS CCG.
To make a referral, or to signpost your patient, contact GBOT
t: 0800 389 0177 (freephone)
IMAX helps people claim their full entitlement to benefits and supporta them with benefit advice when considering education, training and employment options. Sick, disabled and vulnerable people are supported with claiming their full entitlement to disability benefits.
iWork is a service that connects residents who want employment with employment coaches who can help and support them in their search for a job that will improve their money situation and also their general wellbeing. Support offered can be ongoing in and in-depth and can help residents with issues including poor mental or physical health, lack of recent experience, childcare commitments, low skills etc. The service also supports with finding voluntary work, work shadowing, apprenticeships, work placements, or training courses.
t: 020 7527 2706