Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is james1000!

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james1000
james1000 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I have been recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my right hip,as I'm a chef I can no longer carry out the usual tasks,I have to wait 3 years for a hip replacement and I'm in constant pain,pain killers or anti inflammatories don't seem to touch me,is there any injection I can get for relief and also am I eligible to be signed off from work permanently 

Kind regards James

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 54,064 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @james1000 welcome to the forum. Sorry about your hip and 3 years is a long wait. 
    Are you putting sick notes into work? This will prompt a oc health referral by your HR  they will assess you and see if any adaptions could help you if none are suitable, then that will start  you either being signed off or a different role.  Depending how your hip effects you you could look into claiming pip benefit. You can still work with this benefit. 
  • james1000
    james1000 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    @Sandy_123 thank you so much for your advice, very helpful indeed and much appreciated 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 54,064 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your welcome and good luck 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,911 Scope online community team
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    Hi @james1000, just wanted to add my welcome! Sorry to hear you're having to wait so long for your hip replacement, that sounds really frustrating and painful. Looks like Sandy has already offered some good advice for thinking about your working situation. Have you spoken to your doctor about whether there are any more pain relief options you could try? I hope you can find some relief soon.
    Rosie (she/her)

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