Evidence-based Return to Work Planning

This course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the benefits of using both published evidence and technical/clinical reports to develop return to work (RTW) plans in optimising sustainable employment. This course is suitable for anyone with responsibility for helping employees to return to work and remain in work following ill health or injury.

Course Format

Day 1: Introduction to evidence-based RTW planning. What you need to know to ensure sustainable RTW plans.

Day 2: Developing evidence-based RTW skills. Participants will be taught about the importance of matching human capacities to the demands of a job and understand how to identify mismatches whilst appreciating the range of ways to evaluate people, workplaces and jobs to develop return to work plans.

Day 3: On the final day, participants will look at ways to build & negotiate graded return work plans with employers, employees and medical professionals as well as developing appropriate RTW documentation for your service.

Competency & Skills Development

  • Describe human function for work
  • Describe the concepts that underpin work related assessment
  • Identify relevant literature that has examined RTW planning
  • Write a RTW plan for an individual that is accepted by the employee and key stakeholders
  • Develop and take away appropriate RTW documentation.

What you will be able to do

Following the completion of the 3 days training you will have the paperwork, knowledge and skills to be able to implement RTW planning in your practice. Progression to high level assessment skills can be achieved by attending this course. Participants having attended this course will be eligible to attend the 5-day UKFCE course at a discounted price.