About this resource

This resource has been designed as a learning tool and signposting exercise. The major evidence sources have been utilised to highlight the fundamental high level messages. In addition, there is a plethora of existing resources to support GPs and other health professionals in the area of ‘Work and Health’. However, it can be difficult to know how to access these. This resource therefore aims to highlight the major useful resources, and it is hoped that this will prompt further exploration of them. These resources are shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: ‘Work and Health’ Resources Relating to Return to Work Following Surgical Procedures

Healthy Working Wales7
Working Fit8
Royal College of Surgeons9
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists10

These resources have also been utilised to compile the information on ‘Common Surgical Procedures-Recovery Times and Associated Issues for Consideration’. Please refer to the reference section for further sources of information.


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