I'm a journalist, and before you all run and hide, I'm doing some research for an article on this sick notes plan for the Guardian's Jobs & Money section.
I was trawling the web and came across some of your comments on this site, which I felt made interesting reading, as they rather backed up some of my own suspicious about the motives behind this move.
Basically I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts and views on this, particularly if you're an employer, employee, company doctor or occupational health nurse, GP or HR professional. It's particularly interesting, of course, that a Macclesfield business is going to be one of the first to do this.
If you want to post up stuff for me to read that's fine, of course, but I'd also be interested in speaking to people directly and using their thoughts in my article, either anonymously or attributed, whichever they were more comfortable with. My email address for anyone who wants to get in touch is email@example.com
I'm putting the article together between now (Thursday October 2) and the end of next week, so any thoughts before then would be gratefully received.
If you want to check I'm genuine, if you go into the Guardian's website (guardian.co.uk) and type in my name it'll bring up some of the previous features I've done for the paper.
Thanks for your time,