What does an early intervention service look like?

An early intervention service can take several forms but the guiding principle is that the right person is seen at the right time – whatever form they take, early intervention services aim to treat individuals in a timely and effective manner to ensure an early return to work.

The infographic below shows the core components of an early intervention pathway. The exact pathway an individual takes depends on the particular health system operating in their region/country.

Fit for Work Global Alliance is led by The Work Foundation and supported by AbbVie.

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Fit for Work Global Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative, driving policy and practice change across the work and health agendas in Europe and worldwide (over 35 countries). The vision is to raise awareness of the facts of MSKs and make the case for more investment in sustainable healthcare by promoting and supporting the implementation of early intervention practices. Fit for Work is led by The Work Foundation – Lancaster University, which is also providing the Secretariat. AbbVie is founding sponsor since 2008. All the research is produced independently by The Work Foundation, with full editorial control resting with the think-thank alone.

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