Research Updates

Left behind in the RTW journey - Part 2

Dr Mary Wyatt

Long term claimants commonly describe a system that is frustrating, does not consider their needs, and misses out on treating them as an individual.

Take Home Messages: Returning people to work after they have been off work for significant periods poses major challenges and success is uncommon. Approaches that positively engage the worker, deal with the worker in a respectful manner, avoid bureaucratic inefficiencies, and work in partnership are required to improve the chance of success. Each of these is simple in its own right, but requires consistency of approach...

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