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Broreb1981
Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 165 Courageous
I have been asked to go to occupational health by work. I'm currently off sick due to CRPS in my ankle but I also have schizoaffective disorder and fibromyalgia. Has anyone else been to occupational health? What happens? 
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 54,518 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Broreb1981 I've been a few times in the past, they are nice people, they listen to you about your health problems and then see if there is any adaptions they can put in place to help you at work.
  • Broreb1981
    Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 165 Courageous
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    Do they want to know about all health conditions? 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 54,518 Disability Gamechanger
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    They will ask you questions on what health conditions that are effecting you with your work
  • Broreb1981
    Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 165 Courageous
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    My sick note says CRPS but  this is affecting my mental health and my fibromyalgia. The medication for all conditions is affecting my sleep, tiredness, sickness etc so even though its says CRPS all conditions are causing me issues. I'm in terrible pain which is affecting sleep, mood, memory, concentration etc. I don't know what to say or not to say
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 54,518 Disability Gamechanger
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    Explain All this in your meeting they will talk to you about it and a way of going faward
  • Broreb1981
    Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 165 Courageous
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 54,518 Disability Gamechanger
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    Let us know how you get on
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2023
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    I am just adding to this thread @Broreb1981. From my first experience with occupational health, it was just about filling in and sending off a form! 

    However, in hindsight, this is rare. Occupational health would usually follow up on the form with a meeting to ask more questions and ensure the right support is in place  :)
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  • Broreb1981
    Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 165 Courageous
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    I have my occupational health meeting next week, with a physio. Is that normal? 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 54,518 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck with your appointment 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Broreb1981

    That isn't surprising, physio is a therapy that can help a wide range of health issues. Hopefully it helps you :) 
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  • Broreb1981
    Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 165 Courageous
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    I've been to occupational health and he has said I'm not fit for work and he doesn't think work understand the difference between a sprain and CRPS. He has no idea what they were hoping to gain from the assessment other than they have to do it for legal reasons and if they want to dismiss me a should get legal advice. Could I send this report with the ESA50 as evidence? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's no harm in sending the report with your ESA50 form. However, please do be aware that the work capability assessment take into consideration your ability to do any type of work, not just the work you used to do.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Broreb1981
    Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 165 Courageous
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    I have been having welfare meetings at work for a while now. I had another yesterday and this morning I've woken to an email asking me to attend a final ill health review meeting. The email states that this might result in the termination of my employment. 
    Shouldn't I have been informed by ways of a written warning that dismissal might happen and why. I thought they were checking on my welfare not gearing up to sack me.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    They're not "sacking" you. It would be more like dismissing you on ill health grounds. I'm no expert though but we do have a member that has expert knowledge with this, so i'll tag her for you and she maybe able to advise you further. @janer1967 sorry to tag you, can you help here please?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi no problem about the tag @poppy123456

    You have been notified that this could lead to terminating your contract in the email there is no requirement to issue a written warning 

    You have had a oh assessment which resulted in them advising you are not fit to return to work which then means your employer needs to make a decision on your future employment and they can't keep your job open forever 

    You have also had regular welfare meetings.  So they have done everything they need to do from a legal point 

    This meeting may not lead to dismissal however sorry to say but it is the likely outcome 

    They should discuss at the meeting any adjustments that could be made any alternative roles you could do and if there is any chance you can return to work in the very near future.  

    If there are no solutions to a return to work then the likely outcome would be either dismissal on medical grounds or capability 

    Sorry probably not what you wanted to hear 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks, janer much apprecated!
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Broreb1981
    Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 165 Courageous
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  • MarieBarl
    MarieBarl Community member Posts: 161 Pioneering
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    @Broreb1981

    If you need to talk to someone who has just been through all of this, I can liisten even if I can't offer advice or help.

    It's scary and stressing, but the people I have had to deal with so far re claims and benefits have been lovely.

    Good luck with your meeting.


  • Broreb1981
    Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 165 Courageous
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    Did you get notice pay from work? 
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