We have added information for workplace rehabilitation providers to our website. See link below: Information for Workplace Rehabilitation Providers
I made a presentation at the recent Australasian Compensation Health Research Forum in Melbourne. The presentation was in the form of a Poster presenting the work the AMA had done in promoting the concept of ‘Complex Case Management’ as an alternative ‘clinical pathway’ for workers with potentially poor-prognosis work injuries. I was pleased to be awarded […]
The practice is pleased to welcome Helen to join the practice after a long period of service with the Tasmanian Health Department in various roles. Helen brings to the practice a wealth of knowledge and experience. Helen is available to accept referrals from general practitioners and provide expert opinion in her fields of expertise. See […]
As from 01 March 2016, this practice has introduced a new system to systematically record adverse events affecting workers being managed with the various compensation systems that operate in Tasmania. This has come about in response to an apparent recent increase in such events and the lack of any available means to track such events through […]
The ABC Catalyst programme that aired on Tuesday night is worth watching. Prominent and respected practitioners put central sensitisation and its relationship to ‘nociceptive’ pain into perspective as well as interesting pieces about the place for surgery and neuro-stimulators in the management of chronic pain Worth the 28 minutes to watch it. Catalyst Episode 8 […]
For those interested listen to this podcast. See link below: Podcast – IV with Peter Sharman about Complex Case Management on RTW Nation
See my recent blog article about this subject. Another Elephant? – Lessons from the Comminsure Scandal Concerns have also been expressed about CommInsure’s excessive use of covert surveillance of claimants. See earlier blog articles on this subject Surveillance – Sharp Focus or Blunt Instrument? Surveillance Again!
This article explains how proactive doctors can cut through the complexity of workers compensation systems for their patients and help them recover. Link to article on ‘Insult & Injury’ Blog
Recently Tasmanian solicitors have started asking local Independent Medical Examiners (IME’s) to confirm compliance to Expert Witness Codes of Conduct in line with standard interstate practice. See link to Supreme Court Practice Directive below: Practice Direction 1 of 2016 – Expert Witness Code of Conduct It is also of note that the AMA recently updated its guidelines relevant […]
The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) is conducting a free research forum in Melbourne in early December on the important topic of potential for harm from compensation systems. For more information click this link: ISCRR Research Forum – Does Injury Compensation Cause Harm?