GPs face mounting paperwork for compo patients

The RACGP is calling for more funding and support for GPs to manage patients injured at work
Geir O'Rourke

GPs are facing “significant and growing” paperwork when managing patients with work injuries, but their clinical recommendations are still often ignored by employers, the RACGP says.

Laws in most Australian states require GPs to sign off on their patients’ capacity to work after an injury.