Referral form

If your employee has been absent from work for four weeks or more, you can use this form to refer them for a supportive, work-focussed assessment.

Fit for Work Scotland is a voluntary service and your employee can withdraw at any time. To gain the most benefit from the service, it is recommended that employees complete the process and share their Return to Work plan with you and their GP.

Although you will receive a reference number for each employee referral, we will be unable to provide any update on progress or status due to confidentiality. Please discuss progress directly with your employee.

Phone referrals

Alternatively, you can refer an employee by phoning 0808 281 9288 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Note the referral phone line closes on the following dates in 2017: 2 January, 3 January, 14 April, 17 April, 29 May, 25 September, 25 December, 26 December.

Who can I refer?

    Employees that:
  • are in paid employment
  • have been absent from work for 4 weeks or more
  • agree to being referred for an assessment

Who can't I refer?

    Employees that:
  • don't live in Scotland
  • have been absent from work for less than 4 weeks
  • are either self-employed or unemployed