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Sick notes no longer exist and have been replaced by 'fit notes'. These contain a space for further advice or information, including how the employee's condition will affect what they do. However, if you specifically ask a doctor not to disclose certain information about you they cannot do so as they will otherwise be breaching their duty of confidentiality which they owe you. They cannot lie or mislead the employer but can omit certain information if requested and if that does not create misleading advice when taking into account the remainder of the information on the note.
above, can you not see it?
if the alcohol misuse is no longer a factor and not affecting your daily work routine then not mentioning it will not be misleading,
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