I am pleased to see that, as of this day in history, the doctor’s “sick note” has been decommissioned by the Department of Work and Pensions (formerly the Department of Social Security). This means that people who can’t work because they are not very well are no longer “sick,” something previously suggested by the “sick note.” In fact, they are “fit”, as the “sick note” has been replaced by the “fit note.” So, if you are not well and can’t go to work, you go to the doctor’s, and the doctor declares you “fit”, which means you can go to work. It’s genius. “Evidence shows that work is generally good for your health,” say the Department of Fitness and Miracles, “and that often going back to work can actually aid a person’s recovery … The new fit note can help. Doctors will be able to advise people who are on sick leave for over 7 days on whether, with extra support from their employer, they could return to work earlier.” Hooray! All diseases cured! Where is George Orwell when you need him?