Being a Panel Member provides a number of unique benefits for practitioners. The work is both intellectually and clinically challenging. It is undertaken in a collegiate manner with a range of medical specialists, to obtain a number of perspectives to inform the final medical opinion.
As a member of a Medical Panel, you will work with the other members of the Panel to decide on an agreed opinion on the medical question.
The panel will consider:
- the nature of the condition, including the extent and likely medical outcome;
- the level of impairment;
- if employment significantly influenced the injury; and
- whether the treatment is appropriate.
The Panel will also consider the injured worker or claimant's capacity for work. This includes:
- assessing work capacity;
- evaluating whether the injury caused incapacity for work; and
- considering what other work the person could do.