A healthy partnership?

Sinnott, Judith
August 2008
Occupational Health;Aug2008, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p16
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study which aimed to assess whether general practitioners (GP) in Wales felt they had sufficient access and links to occupational health (OH) services. Wales was chosen due to its high number of incapacity benefit claimants. About 80% of GP indicated they had not worked in conjunction with OH services to promote the vocational rehabilitation of an employee in 2007. In relation to overall responsibility for vocational rehabilitation of benefit claimants, 76% of respondents indicated that it is was not their role.


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