We make a difference by supporting those who have a vested interest in helping people return to work, particularly the 10% who do not return as would be expected. These risk becoming influenced by system issues and psychosocial factors and ending up as long term beneficiaries.
Employers and GPs could be working together to influence health, but there are no clear lines of communication and tensions can occur around the potential conflicts associated with medical certification. We can facilitate that communication.
The new Health and Safety at Work Act has been driven by the need to manage the health risk of workplace hazards leading to death and injury. We can help mitigate that risk, but also point out that the workplace can be seen as somewhere to positively influence the health of workers, particularly in view of the aging workforce and international epidemic of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease… MORE