GPs to push patients back to work

GPs will be tasked with getting injured and chronically ill patients back to work as early as possible, under a new campaign being rolled out across Australia.

The Health Benefits of Work initiative aims to raise public awareness that work is good for health, and to get doctors broaching the subject with injured workers within the first six weeks of absence from work.

It will encourage wider use of 'capacity to work certificates', as well as developing