Health and work in general practice

Date11 November 2014
DurationHalf day
Start Time1230
End Time16:00
TypeConferences
LocationSwansea
AudienceGP Trainee, GP Trainer or educator, First5

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Whilst we endeavour to provide a 'gold standard' service to all course participants, if you are registering less than 72 hours before the start of the event, you should be aware that some materials may not be readily available on the day and we may contact you with regards to catering arrangements.

There is considerable evidence that enabling people to return to work is good for their long term health.  Worklessness can cause poor health and health inequality.  However, many patients require active support to be able to return to work or to continue working with a medical condition.

For the majority, GPs are the trusted first point of contact and guidance for those with such health problems.  Doctors have a duty of care to act in the best interests of their patient and there is evidence that GPs find sickness absence management particularly challenging and may be unsure of what they and the General Practice team should do.  This can be a source of conflict in the consultation. 

The purpose of this training is to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of GPs in dealing with clinical issues relating to work and health; to ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities in this area and to signpost additional means of support which will enable them and their teams to be confident that they are providing the best possible patient care.

Programme:

12:30 - Lunch

12:55 - Jackie McKay, Public Health Practitioner, Public Health Wales

13:00 - Introduction

13:10 - Work and Health - the evidence and the GP consultation

14:00 - Coffee Break

14:30 - Managing the return to work - Strategies and skills for the everyday consultation

15:45 - Practical Tips

16:00 - Close

VenueForge Fach Community Resource Centre, Hebron Road, Clydach, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA6 5EJ
Maximum capacity24
Emailpaula.lythgoe@rcgp.org.uk
Phone09146 523419
ContactPaula Lythgoe
Faculty/DepartmentSouth West Wales Faculty

Facilities

  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Refreshments

Facilitator/Speakers

Dr Debbie Cohen OBE, MD FRCGP, FFOM, FRCP

Professor Sayeed Khan MB BS, BMedSci, DGM, FRCGP, FFOM, FRCP, FRSA, CMIOSH

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