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The program is based on international evidence that suggest work is good for a person’s health and wellbeing.
It aims to equip general practitioners with the right skills, knowledge and tools to support patients to return to safe work.
Key components of the program include:
The program coincides with the launch of a new Certificate of Capacity for TAC clients and injured workers on 1 July 2014. Developed with clinicians and peak bodies, the new certificate features simplified language, focuses on what a patient can do and is available online and through most GP clinical software packages.
To find out more about the Health Benefits of Safe Work program, resources or practice visits, contact Kim Willrow at South Western Melbourne Medicare Local.
P: 03 8731 6536 E: [email protected] .org.au
Return to work conversation starters
NHV: Health Benefits of Safe Work Presentation
NHV: Practice Information Sheets
Interactive Resource List for General Practice
Certificate of Capacity FAQs for health professional
Resources for General Practice
e-Learning opportunities for GPs
Working with the TAC and Victorian Work Authority (VWA) FAQs
Certificate of Capacity: www.tac.vic.gov.au/certificate or www.vwa.vic.gov.au/certificate
Certificate of Capacity: User Guide for GPs Medical Director
Certificate of Capacity: User Guide for GPs Best Practice
For more information on the Health Benefits of Work visit: healthbenefitsofwork.com.au
For information on working with the TAC and VWA visit: www.tac.vic.gov.au/gp or www.vwa.vic.gov.au/gp