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Returning to work following surgery

A comparison of English and Swedish return-to-work guidelines


There is increasing recognition of the links between health and work, and a growing evidence base on the importance of early intervention to prevent prolonged absence from work. This article compares two sets of guidelines on return to work following common surgical operations produced independently in England and Sweden….  

THE Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) and the Swedish Society of Medicine (SLS), working with the Swedish …

Nerys Williams is a consultant occupational physician and former deputy director and principal occupational physician at the Department for Work and Pensions, London. Alison Cook is director of external affairs at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Gert Lindenger is medical adviser at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. Jan Larsson is project manager at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency.

Author: Williams N, Cook A, Lindenger G, Larsson J


Occupational Health at Work October/November 2012 (vol. 09/3) pp15-17

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