MSD ARE PLANNING TO WIDEN THE SCOPE FOR WHO CAN SIGN WORK CAPACITY MEDICAL CERTIFICATES – MSD AND WINZ APPEAR TO BE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE NEW CHANGES TO MEDICAL CERTIFICATION
Without many in the public being aware of it, there are again further attempts being made, to change the medical assessment and certification approach in New Zealand, by following and further advancing ideas already tried and implemented in the UK. We have not yet got a “provider” like ATOS or Maximus here, but the way things are gradually moving ahead, I would not rule out that such a large outsourced assessor may also be introduced here at a later stage, together with a “test” similar to the discredited ‘Work Capability Assessment’ they have in the UK.
It certainly appears so, that our infamous Dr David Bratt, Principal Health Advisor for Work and Income NZ (WINZ), part of the Ministry…
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