Nominated Treating Doctor

The "nominated treating doctor" is the doctor nominated by the injured staff member to manage their injury and assist them in their return to work. They will:

  • recommend treatment
  • write initial and ongoing WorkCover medical certificates
  • inform the University, insurer and rehabilitation provider (if involved) about the current health condition and progress of the staff member
  • review the staff member’s condition regularly
  • assist the insurer to develop an injury management plan
  • advise the University, insurer and rehabilitation provider about suitable work
  • complete a WorkCover medical certificate to advise the University of any work restrictions that may be needed.


A staff member must notify the insurer of their intention to change nominated treating doctors prior to doing so and discuss their reasons.