Research and literature reviews commissioned by Dame Carol Black in 2008 highlighted the importance of three key principles for effective early intervention:
1. holistic care in line with the biopsychosocial model
2. multidisciplinary teams able to deliver a range of services tailored to the needs of the individual person
3. claims managers or support workers who can help the individual (PoC) navigate the system and facilitate communication between the individual, their employer, their GP and other clinicians.
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