Change in rail workers’ health checks

Rail workers with type 2 diabetes can be reviewed in general practice without needing a specialist referral, under changes to the industry’s medical standards.

The changes were announced last week by the National Transport Commission and come into effect in January.

Only GPs with accreditation from local rail operators — thought to be a small number — are legally allowed to conduct initial health assessments and regular reviews under the standards.

However, Dr

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