GPs urged to refer workers' comp patients for practical support
NSW GPs and healthcare workers are being encouraged to refer their workers' compensation patients to a trial aimed at promoting social inclusion and aiding recovery.
About one in four people with a workers’ compensation claim are hampered by psychological and social problems, according to the state's social insurer, icare, which is funding the trial.
The program offers non-medical interventions based on a patient's biopsychosocial needs. It is being run by Primary and Community Care Services, a not-for-profit healthcare provider.