Return to work | Association of Anaesthetists

Return to work


Work is important. For most, it provides a host of positive emotions as well as the opportunity for social contact and the financial support that enables us to enrich our lives in other ways. If we can no longer work due to ill health, requirement to look after a loved one or following capability or conduct proceedings, the personal impact can be devastating.

This guideline is intended to provide specialist knowledge to support and inform senior anaesthetists going through a return-to-work process, as well as for those managing that process. This guidance is not intended for those returning to work after short term illness, although some of the issues may still be relevant.