Saw dr yesterday (oh yes, more steroids, antibiotics and sleeping tablets!) and whilst there asked him what the process would be if I wanted to move from fully employed to unable to work due to disability, given that it's extremely unlikely I'd need to be signed off for 6 months with an exacerbation! He said I'd go to part time hours reducing on a phased arrangement with my employers. This confuses me! I've been on a phased return to work before after illness but never heard if it working in reverse. Surely my employers would simply give part time hours rather than phase me out but on full time salary? Do you think the dr and I were talking at cross purposes?