WorkSafeNB 101

ED Rounds – September 2019

Dr. Paul Atkinson

“Sick Note” or  “Off work note”

•Outdated approach: Assumes that common health problems are incompatible with being at work
•Results in people signed off work all together while awaiting or undergoing treatment
•Prolonged and unnecessary sickness absence: can have devastating effects on lives of patients/their families
•Don’t have to be 100% “well” or “better” to do all or some of job


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