Work fitness tests are ‘confrontational’ – review

Posted: February 18, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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Via The BBC of all places

An independent review of fitness-to-work tests has found “considerable dissatisfaction” among disabled people.

Dr Paul Litchfield, an occupational physician, highlighted the need to treat people with dignity and respect as a particular area for improvement.

Communication with disabled people by assessors was another area of concern.

Training advice on assessments showed a “confrontational set up”, the report found, which “is not accepted practice in clinical healthcare”.

Assessments could be improved by adjusting the layout of interview rooms, better listening skills and the avoidance of inferring answers not provided by interviewees, according to Dr Litchfield.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25354881

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