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Australia's first national principles for GPs to support work participation (News)

25 March 2020

A new publication that will help general practitioners (GPs) with their role supporting work participation was released today.

In an Australian-first national publication, the Principles on the role of the GP in supporting work participation is designed to support any person with a health condition or disability that impacts their ability to work. This includes people that are accessing support from any benefits and income support system.

The publication was developed following extensive consultation with GPs and health professionals, the disability sector, unions, employers, employee representatives, benefits and income support providers and academics.

The Principles on the role of the GP in supporting work participation has been officially recognised as a Supported Position Statement by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Led by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the project is a key initiative of the Collaborative Partnership to improve work participation.

For more information, see the Collaborative Partnership.

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