DWP issues return to work guidance


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published guidelines for individuals and healthcare professionals regarding patients about to return to work.

It outlines the support available and legal requirements for employees, employers and medical staff to assist in returning people to work. Bodies including medical Royal Colleges and charities have been consulted on the document which spells out details for patients re-entering work: • following a surgical procedure, • following a period of mental ill health, or • while managing a chronic or fluctuating health condition. It explains how work can be good for an individual's health and well-being and that work can play a positive part in an individual's recovery. And the Dep...

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