Medical

Treating patients with a work injury can be different to that of the private patient. As a doctor, it is likely you will encounter workplace factors that are outside the scope of general practice. These issues can be difficult to resolve alone.

We’re here to help

You have access to a range of clinical resources:

SERVICES

Second Opinion Medicine

This is a clinical support tool that provides you and your patients with quick access to a second clinical opinion from a leading South Australia medical specialist.

Second Opinion Pharmacy

ReturnToWorkSA's Second Opinion Pharmacist Services provide fast access to SA based clinical pharmacy experts to support medical providers and their patients with work injuries.

ReturnToWorkGP

ReturnToWorkGP is a free online course designed to provide you with the skills, tools and knowledge to help guide and progress your patients' recovery and return to work.

Developed by ReturnToWorkSA in partnership with ModMed, the course teaches:

  • The health benefits of work
  • How GPs can help their patients return to work
  • How to navigate the Return to Work scheme.

The course is accredited for 4 RACGP QI&CPD points, and takes roughly 1-2 hours to complete. It can be completed in stages.

Clinical education

Face to face

Attend any of our series of clinically based education workshops that are free for GPs to attend.

  • Register through the SAPMEA education calendar.

GP work injury referral resource

Find appropriate specialists to refer to for patients with a work injury and minimise delays in assessment and/or treatment.

ReturnToWorkSA Medical Advisor

Dr Chris Bollen

ReturnToWorkSA's Medical Advisor can provide you with face-to-face clinical support and guidance on all aspects of treating patients with a work injury, including:

  • strategies to actively manage patients with complex injuries
  • doctor to doctor clinical support and problem solving
  • how to prescribe an active recovery in patients with a work injury

If you would like to arrange a visit to your practice, please contact Scheme Support on 8238 5757, or send an email with your name and the details of your enquiry.

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