Developing a return to work plan: A guide and template

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Developing a return to work plan in collaboration with an injured or ill worker is one of the best ways to support their recovery. Research shows workers have poorer health outcomes if they are away from work for a long time. A plan helps them return to good work, or to stay at work, while they recover.

The guide and template is for anyone developing a return to work plan. It provides practical advice and a step-by-step template for developing a successful plan in collaboration with an injured or ill worker.

Note: a standalone return to work plan template is available, but does not include the additional planning guidance.

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