Does anyone who works for NHS have experience of positive Occupational Health assessment? I just had very difficult NHS Occupational Health assessment today. I have been already working in demanding NHS job as support worker - working in zero hours contract for the same local NHS trust. I have Addisons Disease disgnosis since 2015 and Hashimoto diagnosis since 1983. I am well and stable.
But NHS OH nurse today questioned whether I am capable to start my new,different NHS job while having Addisons... Nurse will write to my Endocrinologist for advice.
OH nurse told me people with Addisons who work for my local NHS trust are not allowed to lone work, for example visit clients home and apparently it is the same for staff who have Epilepsy. .I am so disappoined and so worried now.
I am aware that a big part of my new job (working as Assistant Psychologist) would be visiting clients in their homes, day services, observing them, writing reports. OH nurse says I cannot do that because I could have a Addisons crisis? I have never had Addisons crisis, after being very ill in 2015 I am now very well and stable, having both Addisons and Hashimoto well managed by taking my medication regularly.
If the final OH decision is that I am not allowed lone work, my new NHS manager would probably decide I cannot do my job when lone working is large and essential part of the job. I had similar experience in past in different job regarding different disability, where OH suggested reasonable adjusmtnet for certain disability but manager said reasonable adjustment not possible as that part of role was essential for me to do.
Is anyone here working for NHS and has some advice, is open to share experience?