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Get Back On Track

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Get Back on Track

Have you been signed-off work by your GP, have been prescribed a Fit Note and are at risk of losing your job?

Get Back on Track is a new service designed to support your return to work after being signed off. This free service is for any Islington patient who is in employment but currently signed off on a ‘Fit Note’ and would benefit from additional support to help them “get back on track”. 

Support might include (but is not limited to):
  • Help with any health or wellbeing issues
  • Support with practical problems such as benefits and housing 
  • Employment issues such as work-related stress and bullying
  • Access to other relevant services that will provide the support required to overcome any barriers and minimize the likelihood or becoming unemployed
  • Get Back on Track supports a return to work  to either existing roles or alternative, more suitable employment opportunities
  • Provides guidance for individuals who don’t wish to return to paid work referring them to other appropriate support
Get in touch. We want to get you back to work and feeling good again.
Email with the attached referral form or contact us on tel 0800 389 0177

*Must be registered with an Islington GP

A partnership approach
The service will be delivered by Shaw Trust in partnership with Islington Council and Islington NHS CCG.
Eligibility criteria
In order to be eligible for the service you must be:
  • Registered with an Islington GP
  • Have been issued with  a Fit Note 
  • Be at risk of losing your job
  • Would benefit from additional employment and wellbeing support
How does it work?
Once referred onto the programme, one of our professional Employment Retention Specialists will:
  • Arrange a "get to know you" meeting 
  • Create and co-ordinate a "Work and Health" action plan just for you
  • Offer tailored employer liaison support
  • Advise on employee rights and provide work-based assessments if necessary
  • Provide holistic support and referral to other specialist support services if required
  • Be there with you every step of the way

When you feel good, we feel good.
For more information

Email (opens in new window)
Tel 0800 389 0177

Please also download our leaflets:
A guide for GPs referring patients Download Referrer Leaflet.
Referrer Leaflet (1.8MB, opens in new tab or window)

Information for individuals who are interested in the programme.
Client Leaflet  (1.6MB, opens in new tab or window)


Useful links



Islington Council - employment advice agencies (opens in new tab or window)

Fit for Work- Free return to work advice and support (opens in new tab or window)
Mind- How to be mentally healthy at work (opens in new tab or window)

For more information on other Shaw Trust programmes (opens in new tab or window)


Health & Wellbeing

For more information on other Shaw Trust programmes (opens in new tab or window)

OneYou (opens in new tab or window)

TimetoChange (opens in new tab or window)

Moodzone (opens in new tab or window)


If you are in need of urgent support:

Samaritans (24 hour): 116123

Saneline (6am-11pm): 0300 304 7000


Islington Council
WHP is co-financed by the ESF

Co-financed by the European Social Fund