Advice given to the referring manager will not normally contain any confidential medical detail, but will respond in accordance with the employee’s fitness to undertake their role. This may include:
- The identification of a health problem that may impact on an individual’s work.
- The potential effects of the problem on current and future performance or attendance.
- Adjustments to the workplace or tasks that would assist in maintaining health and reducing the adverse effects of the health problem on attendance and performance.
- Whether the advised adjustments are temporary or permanent.
- Timescales for expected improvement.
- Opinion on the implications of the Equality Act 2010.
- The need for further investigation or medical report from treating doctor.
- The potential for an individual to maintain a good attendance record, and if appropriate, suitability for Ill Health Retirement.
- Proposals for case management or rehabilitation programme where appropriate.