When I submitted my ESA50 form in January I completed every page with all the usual information but was also very supported by my GP & Oncologist who completed the back page on my behalf. They each stated clearly that in their opinions I would never be fit enough to work ever again.
Probably due to the upheaval with ATOS at present I haven't heard back from them so don't know where I will stand with this - & I'm certainly not about to ring them to ask as I would much rather retain a low profile... At present I'm in the support group & haven't worked since my treatment for a grade 4 breast cancer nearly 13 years ago, which has virtually destroyed my body & thrown it into chaos on many levels.
I was a neonatal nurse & bereavement & birth trauma counsellor at the time of my diagnosis & it is a great sadness to me that I will never be fit enough to do this sort of work again as I loved it. Indeed I'm not fit enough to work anywhere - it's as much as I can do to get out of bed, wash, dress & do a few small chores each day but without going into all the specifics of my condition (yawn) I just wanted to ask if having the back page filled out DOES count as I was told it would? Or is this yet another waste of time? I just don't understand how a GP can sign a person off from work as being "sick" yet their word apparently does not count in relation to claims. To have this form filled in by your GP should be enough, otherwise why bother?
Sorry for the long account - thank you for reading.
With sincere thanks, CM xx