Telephonic support to facilitate return to work: what works, how and when? Research summary: summary

Document type
Summary
Author(s)
Burton, Kim; Kendall, Nicholas; McCluskey, Serena
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
1 December 2013
Series
Research summary; 853
Subject(s)
Employment, Disabled people, Mental health services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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There is wide acceptance that a timely return to work for people with health problems is a desirable goal. Telephonic approaches have much to offer in supporting work participation for people with common musculoskeletal and mental health problems. When well designed and implemented, and with suitable governance, they compare favourably with face-to-face approaches.

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