The MED3 sick note will be replaced with the new 'Fit Note'. It is intended that the sick note will come into use in Spring 2010. A 12 week consultation is currently taking place as to the design of the note; however it is thought that more detail will be included. Rather than a simple option of fit/unfit, there will be scope for assessing how unwell an individual is and how they can be eased back to work.