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.


Related Articles

  • Untitled.  // Personnel Today;11/13/2007, p42 

    The article focuses on a study according to which, two-thirds of employees in Great Britain still think that general practitioners (GPs) should be solely responsible for signing people off work as opposed to occupational health (OH) services or self-certification. The government has been...

  • Sickness certification shift will fail without more staff.  // Occupational Health;Nov2003, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p5 

    Explains that the British government's plan to shift sickness certification from general practitioners (GPs) to occupational health (OH) practitioners will work only if hundreds of GPs will shift into the OH profession. Stand of the British Medical Association on the issue; Schedule for the...

  • Who's looking out for GPs? Riley, David; Lehane, John // Occupational Health;Mar2005 Supplement, Vol. 57, p18 

    Offers a look at the implementation of occupational health (OH) services to general practitioners (GP) in Great Britain. Processes involve in providing OH to GP; Job-related stress facing GP; Views of GP on OH services and practitioners.

  • IRS annual survey finds long-term absence is still an intractable problem.  // Occupational Health;Aug2009, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p29 

    The article discusses the complex and often unique challenges of rehabilitating employees after a period of long-term sickness absence. Topics include an overview of a British Inland Revenue Service (IRS) survey that finds long-term absence is an intractable problem, the role of occupational...

  • Case management training needs to support vocational rehabilitation for case managers and general practitioners: a survey study. Demou, Evangelia; Gaffney, Mairi; Khan, Furzana; Lando, John K.; Macdonald, Ewan B. // BMC Medical Education;2014, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p1 

    Background The use of the biopsychosocial model of health and case management for effective vocational rehabilitation (VR) has been confirmed for many health conditions. While Case and Condition Managers (CCMPs) use this approach in their everyday work, little is known about their views on...

  • Can GPs resist the tide of change? Paton, Nic // Occupational Health;Nov2007, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p9 

    The article offers a look at the increasing pressure felt by general practitioners (GP) to align their services with workplace health in Great Britain. In September 2007, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) criticized the family doctor service in the country, saying that general practice...

  • Occupational medicine and the general practitioner. Smith, N. A. L. // Occupational Medicine;Mar2005, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p77 

    The author reflects on the importance of occupational medicine in Great Britain. The author cites the shortage of general practitioners (GPs) in the country which became a target of the government and encourages specialists to start practicing full-time on occupational medicine. The author...

  • Pay squeeze forces GPs to expand lists. Nowottny, Steve // Pulse;9/3/2008, Vol. 68 Issue 29, p1 

    The article reports on the move of the general practitioners (GPs) to expand their lists as financial pressure force them to compete for patients in England. Guru Singh, a GP in Leicestershire, stated that his practice aims to attract new recruits, while Krishna Chaturvedi of Essex does...

  • From sick notes to fit notes. Verbeek, Jos; Madan, Ian // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/12/2009, Vol. 339 Issue 7721, p587 

    The authors argue that doctors need better support in dealing with work-related medical problems in relation to a report by British Director for Health and Work Carol Black. They support a proposal by Black to implement changes in the arrangements for sickness certification to promote better...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics