Start date: 21st Mar 2016

End date: 21st Mar 2016

Duration: 4 hours

Where: Citadines, Level1, 131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Returning to work after illness or injury can deliver countless benefits to employers, the community and importantly, the worker. Compensation systems and return to work practices play an integral role in the amount of time an injured or ill worker spends away from work and their recovery.

The introduction of the Fit Note in the UK and the Certificate of Capacity in Australia has shown a shift in approach to the return to work process. So what is this approach, and, is it working? What roles do General Practitioner's play in this process? Our special guest speaker Professor Dame Carol  Black, was National Director for Health and Work from 2012 to 2016, and completed two independent reviews for the Government, the first on the health of the UK working population and the second on sickness absence in Britain.

This forum looked to explore the findings within  the UK and Australian health systems in view of recent trials and research and considered the vital roles of employers, practitioners and the community for ongoing solutions.

Facilitated by Professor Alex Collie of ISCRR this forum attracted over 160 delegates eager to hear more about:

Fit notes and Occupational Health in the UK

Presented by Professor Dame Carol Black, Newnham College Cambridge

The GP's role in return to work

Presented by Professor Danielle Mazza, Monash University

Delivering the health benefits of work

Presented by Rebecca Parton, Comcare

Improving return to work outcomes for injured Victorians

Presented by Marion Nagle, Health & Disability Strategy Group (TAC & WorkSafe)

To read more about ISCRR's work within workplace health, return to work and the certificate of capacity, please look through the research linked here on our website.

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