Information for GPs

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  1. GPs role in treating injured workers
  2. Training opportunities for GPs

General practitioners play a central role in managing an injured worker's health and wellbeing and are vital in influencing health and return to work outcomes.

In most cases, an injured worker will rely on you for advice and medical treatment and services to assist their overall recovery, rehabilitation and return to work, including:

  • monitoring and reviewing progress and outcomes
  • prescribing safe and clinically appropriate pharmacy items in accordance with WorkSafe's pharmacy policies
  • Referrals to other healthcare services and monitoring the effectiveness of these services
  • discussing the health benefits of safe work and emphasising that work is an important part of recovery
  • assessing and certifying capacity
  • identifying any barriers to return to work
  • communicating a patient's capacity with their employer
  • if you're treating a patient with a TAC claim you can visit Transport Accident Commission.

Support your patients back to work

This video is a guide to help you talk about return to work options and support your patients back to safe work. If you're interested in learning more about your role in return to work, special training programs for GPs are offered by Personal Injury Education Foundation.

Pages in progress

The pages listed here (A-Z) haven't been moved into the new website. Frequently used pages will be updated soon.

Please note: The old website will no longer be supported from July 2017. All current return to work information will be moved to this website before then.

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