RR254 - The profile of patients' occupational health in primary care
To provide quantitative and qualitative data to answer the following questions;
- Why do GPs and practice nurses not take greater account of occupational issues in their day to day contact with patients of working age?
- Why has patient's occupational health failed to gain a higher priority amongst primary care managers and planners?
- What are the professional, social, and economic pressures that give occupational health a low priority?
- What could HSE do to turn these pressures around so that occupational health receives a higher priority and greater account is taken of the impact of work on health to the benefit of primary care patients, workers, and employers?
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