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Returning To Work

Returning To Work
Cancer survivors and the Health and Work Assessment and Advisory Service

Tyna Taskila, Jenny Gulliford and Stephen Bevan
18 March 2013

In this paper we focus on the recent development of return to work support services in the UK, and look at what issues need to be addressed to help people remain in work in for one disabling condition – cancer. In particular we outline our recommendations on how to improve the implementation and effectiveness of the new Health and Work Assessment and Advisory Service (HWAAS).

The paper was launched in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support whose report ‘Making the shift: Providing specialist work support to people with cancer’ discusses the role of vocational rehabilitation in returning to work for people with cancer.

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