What happens if there is conflicting advice from GP & OHP? OH advise fit to work and GP advises against the fitness; what should a company do?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 2 July 2013
Zelda Cunningham
Arthur Cox
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In such circumstances, the occupational health specialist should be asked to make contact with the employee’s GP to ascertain whether there is any additional information that can be provided by the GP that would cause him/her (the occupational health specialist) to change their view of the individual’s medical fitness to work.

In circumstances where there is conflicting medical evidence, and it is not possible to reach a consensus between medical practitioners, or where the medical opinion given by either medical practitioner lacks clarity, is inconclusive or the occupational health specialist lacks medical expertise in the relevant area, a third or additional medical opinion should be

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Zelda Cunningham
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