Statutory Sick Pay Guide for Employers (2011-2012)

Example - Weekly paid employee

This Sick Pay Guide is reference only. For the most up-to-date advice see the Statutory Sick Pay Guide for Employers (2012-2013)

A list of control periods, common illnesses and abbreviations

Control periods (in weeks) for common illnesses

Addiction (drugs or alcohol)

10

Anaemia (other than in pregnancy)

4

Anorexia

10

Arthritis (unspecified)

10

Back and spinal disorders (PID, sciatica, spondylitis)

10

Cold, coryza, URTI, influenza, bronchitis

4

Concussion

4

Corneal

4

Debility, cardiac, nervous, post-op, post-partum

10

Fainting

4

Fractures of lower limbs

10

Fractures of upper limbs

10

Gastro-enteritis, gastritis, D&V

4

Giddiness

4

Haemorrhage

4

Headache, migraine

4

Hernia (strangulated)

10

Inflammation and swelling

4

Insomnia

10

Joint disorders other than arthritis and rheumatism

10

Kidney and bladder disorders, cystitis, UTI

4

Menstrual disorders, menorrhagia, D&C

10

Mouth and throat disorders

4

NAD

Immediate

Nervous illnesses

10

Obesity

Immediate

Observation

4

Peptic, gastric, duodenal

4

Postnatal conditions

10

Respiratory illness: asthma

10

Skin conditions, dermatitis, eczema

10

Sprains, strains, bruises

4

Tachycardia

10

Ulcers (perforated)

10

Varicose

10

Wounds, cuts, lacerations, abrasions, burns, blisters, splinters, FB

4

Common abbreviations used on fit notes
CAT coronary artery thrombosis
CHD coronary heart disease
COAD chronic obstructive airways disease
CVA cerebrovascular accident
D&C dilation and curettage
D&V diarrhoea and vomiting
DS disseminated (multiple) sclerosis
DU duodenal ulcer
FB foreign body
GU gastric ulcer
IDK(J) internal derangement of the knee ( joint)
IHD ischaemic heart disease
LIH left inguinal hernia
MI myocardial infarction
MS multiple sclerosis
NAD no abnormality detected
NYD not yet diagnosed
OA osteoarthritis
PID prolapsed intervertebral disc
PUO pyrexia of unknown origin
RIH right inguinal hernia
URTI upper respiratory tract infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VVs varicose veins

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