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Resources for Health Staff

  • Employability Training for Health Professionals (Scotland) - The aim of this training is to raise awareness of the links between health and employability and to explore with healthcare staff ways of incorporating this into practice for the benefit of their patients/clients and to promote employability as a health improvement topic.

  • Healthy Working Scotland Website - This site has been developed in collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Society of Occupational Medicine, and is based on the Healthy Working Wales pilot developed by Cardiff University and the Welsh Assembly Government. The website provides GPs and other primary healthcare professionals timely access to information, training and decision aids to support the management of health and work.

  • Management of the Injured Worker - An Information Pack for Physiotherapists - This information pack contains examples of best practice in this area, and guidance which will assist in optimising outcomes for the injured worker. The document summarises the conclusions of contemporary literature concerning vocational rehabilitation and aims to provide a framework for discussion amongst stakeholders.

  • Scottish Government Health & Work pages - The Scottish Government is committed to improving the health of Scotland's people, particularly those of working-age. The health of Scotland's working-age population is key to the wellbeing of both individuals and communities, and to the future success of Scotland.

  • Health Works Event (2010) - This event saw over 200 health and employability staff coming together to highlight best practice in developing health and work services across Scotland. There were a wide range of initiatives discussed to help people with health conditions stay in, return to, or move into work or other meaningful activity. You can view the full all the presentations from day here

  • GP experience of the impact of austerity on patients and general practices in very deprived areas - This report comprises the responses of general practitioners working in the 100 most deprived general practices in Scotland to the question "How have the current austerity measures affected your patients and your practice in the last week (beginning 20 February 2012)?"

You can also find other links and documents that may be of interest in our Resource Library

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