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    • By no.1swimmum 2nd Oct 17, 11:25 AM
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    3 week long hospital inpatient plan but they won't give me a certificate
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    3 week long hospital inpatient plan but they won't give me a certificate 2nd Oct 17 at 11:25 AM
    Good Morning,

    I am a little puzzled how I get round this - I am due to go in for an inpatient pain management programme at the end of November, for 3 weeks, monday am to friday pm for 3 consecutive weeks . I have spoken to the hospital today and they don't issue you with a certificate for this!! it was suggested that I self certificate for the first week and then use holidays - big problem is that I work in a school and therefore don't actually get holidays other than school holidays.

    Surely I can not be the only person who goes on these types of pain management inpatient programme who is working (it is a struggle but I feel that if I give up work its giving in to the pain) and my GP will do no further referrals so that I can get a firm diagnosis until I have attended this course (despite me telling him that they are not about a diagnosis but about how to cope with the pain, physio and occupational health every day)!!

    I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this and how you worked around it. Thank you.

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    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 2nd Oct 17, 11:42 AM
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    Inpatient pain management programmes are scarce, so there won't be many in your situation. The issue is that strictly speaking you are fit for work, just that the treatment means you are not available. Ask your employer what would be the normal procedure for scheduled/ non emergency treatment, also ask your GP if they might provide a fit note. They may be more flexible than the hospital.
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 11:46 AM
    Good Morning,

    I am a little puzzled how I get round this - I am due to go in for an inpatient pain management programme at the end of November, for 3 weeks, monday am to friday pm for 3 consecutive weeks . I have spoken to the hospital today and they don't issue you with a certificate for this!! it was suggested that I self certificate for the first week and then use holidays - big problem is that I work in a school and therefore don't actually get holidays other than school holidays.

    Surely I can not be the only person who goes on these types of pain management inpatient programme who is working (it is a struggle but I feel that if I give up work its giving in to the pain) and my GP will do no further referrals so that I can get a firm diagnosis until I have attended this course (despite me telling him that they are not about a diagnosis but about how to cope with the pain, physio and occupational health every day)!!

    I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this and how you worked around it. Thank you.
    Originally posted by no.1swimmum
    You self certificate for the first week and your GP can give you a fit note for the remaining time.
    Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving . Albert Einstein.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
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