According to the Pulse Today website, the Department of Work and Pensions urged the GMC to consider return to work as ‘​an important indicator of successful clinical treatment'​ when reviewing its Good Medical Practice guidance, a document obtained by Pulse reveals.

Last week, Pulse Today revealed a revised draft of Good medical Practice included a new duty for doctors ‘​to encourage patients with long-term conditions to stay in, or return to employment'​.

The move prompted concerns that the GMC had been ‘​pressuri​sed'​ by the Government to enlist GPs in the coalition'​s benefit crackdown, with the regulator admitting the DWP had fed into the draft document.
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