GPs make their first referrals to Fit for Work
20 March 2015
Whilst referrals are limited to GPs and employers, everyone can access work-related health advice
The Fit for Work referral service was rolled out in Sheffield and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board areas last week, so GPs in those areas were the first in England and Wales to be able to refer their patients for an assessment by a Fit for Work occupational health advisor.
Nationwide roll out of Fit for Work referrals (for GPs and employers) across England and Wales will take place over the coming months (see the roll out map for more details).
Whilst referrals are limited to GPs and employers, everyone can access work-related health advice in the form of guides on the advice hub , live chat (a form of instant messaging) and the chance to ask questions by email.
There is also a free English (0800 032 6235) and Welsh (0800 032 6233) telephone advice line.
Anyone can sign up for updates from Fit for Work in addition to the regular blogs and case studies that will be appearing on the Fit for Work website.