In some Australian workplaces, employees are exposed to a diverse range of carcinogens at higher concentrations and for longer periods of time than the general public. It has been estimated that 3.6 million Australians are exposed to at least one carcinogen at work and approximately 5000 cancers each year are…Read More »
WorkCover WA regularly visits regional areas to conduct compliance inspections and provide education to stakeholders, including general practitioners and practice managers. WorkCover WA welcomes the opportunity to meet with you on these regional visits to deliver information packs, discuss any issues you may be experiencing with regards to workers’ compensation,…Read More »
The highly anticipated WorkCover WA Conference will take place on 8 and 9 May 2019 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. This year’s Conference theme ‘Facing forward’ extends an injury management focus to broader themes relevant to workers’ compensation. The Conference program reflects the diverse nature of the scheme, with…Read More »
General practitioners play an important role in the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme by supporting an injured worker’s injury management, recovery and return to work.
WorkCover WA is supporting a project to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines (the Guidelines) for diagnosing and managing work-related mental health conditions in general practice. The Guidelines are being developed by the Department of General Practice at Monash University using contemporary approaches and evidence. Once finalised, the Guidelines will be submitted…Read More »
General practitioners play an important role in supporting an injured worker to return to work. The key tool for communicating an injured worker’s progress to their employer and the insurer managing their workers’ compensation claim is the ‘Certificate of Capacity’. WorkCover WA’s latest educational video, ‘Certificates of Capacity: guidance for…Read More »
Despite the best intentions, your patient’s return to work program may not always progress as expected. In these instances, you may feel that specialised support will help them to get back to work. Workplace rehabilitation providers (WRPs) are approved by WorkCover WA to operate within the Western Australian worker’s compensation…Read More »
On 3 and 4 May 2017, 350 Western Australian workers’ compensation and injury management professionals will come together at Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth to discuss return to work challenges, best practice and to inspire contemporary initiatives. This is also an exciting opportunity for general practitioners to hear from other injury…Read More »
After a workplace injury has occurred, your patient will be relying on you to provide treatment for the injury and advice about when they can return to work.
Case conferences are an important stepping stone in alleviating any concerns and helping to plan your patient’s return to work. These face to face meetings create a clear plan for getting the worker back to work in a timely and supported manner, and help align expectations between those involved in the rehabilitation process (general practitioner, patient, employer, insurer and workplace rehabilitation provider).