Just wondered if anyone has any advice on the above please.
I have been off sick since the end of Jan, last year had 3 months off too. My manager came out to see me last week. She commented how much better I looked with not being at work. I am too and can do more normal things like cooking proper meals even going to aqua aerobics. That was until my back started playing up again a couple of days later. Talk about tempting fate :).
My manager is supportive and said she will do all she can to support me. G.p has sent her a letter which is very supportive of ill health retirement criteria. Rheum Nurse says I need to decide what quality of life I want no work and have a better quality of life or go to work and struggle with basic day to day things.
It is a big decision and part of me feels like giving in. My brain says I am fine nothing wrong and should be at work.
Things changed in Nov last year due to organisational change, my job was gone put in another role without training. 7 am starts no parking and sitting behind a desk using a computer for 6 hours a day.
Just wondered how hard it is to be accepted for ill health retirement now. The forms are being completed and I know there are two tiers. Worrying in case I am not accepted. Worked at my present hospital for 27 1/2 years. NHS for 38 years in Sept but I was retired from Nursing on ill health 27 years ago. That was a blur I was so upset and I did not fill out any forms my G.p just said he would sort things out for me.
Oh apparrently I may have to go to occy health again. I did go last July, the Dr then asked me if I wanted to carry on working. My job then was much better although I was struggling. I just said well I have to work don't I.
Sorry for long post, any advice welcome.