Fit for Work: exploring future GP referrals

12 October 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have published research into the likely volumes of GP referrals to the new Fit for Work service.

The aim of the new service is to provide health and work advice and support for employees, employers and GPs to help people with a health condition stay in or return to work. Most referrals to the service are expected to come from GPs. The research report which has now been issued provides some useful data about the factors which are most likely to influence GPs’ decisions and thus about the likely number of referrals.