Hi folks. I am in the process of filling in an application form for a new post within the NHS- I'm a nursing assistant in another trust at present- and I'm in a bit of a quandary.
One of the questions I am required to answer is whether or not I have a disability. Just over a year ago that would have been irrelevant, but I have since been diagnosed with asthma.
It wouldn't be such a problem if I hadn't had a formal sickness absence review some months ago due in part to being off sick with chest infections and asthma flare ups, but I have also found that certain strong smelling wipes that I use at work to clean commodes etc with can cause me to cough and I lose my voice when talking to people for any length of time. I am currently under the care of the respiratory clinic in my local hospital and have just returned to work a few days ago following a particularly nasty chest infection.
Any advice would be appreciated ☺ xx