Last reply 2 weeks ago
Sick note if I ask my ms nurse

Hey all,

I’m as of today at week 11 without Tysabri and waiting for delivery of my new meds which will be tablet form rather than an infusion, I’m switching to Mavenclad.

I’ve had to take time off work because of this,

I’ll need a sick from Tuesday n don’t feel a GP would understand.

Point of thread is to ask;

If I, manage to, speak to an MS nurse are they able to get a sick note from a specialist for me?

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stumbler
2 weeks ago

@dvtrv , you don’t know about the GP until you ask them. So give them a ring.

In the past when I needed a sicknote, my GP was led by me and what I thought were my needs. In the case of any problems, get the GP to contact your specialist.


dvtrv
2 weeks ago

@stumbler

Good advice as usual but I would like to the answer though.


stumbler
2 weeks ago

@dvtrv , you may need some liaison between your GP, MS Nurse and/or Specialist. Does it matter who initiates that? 😉


chezy17
2 weeks ago

Having just completed my first year of taking mavenclad/Cladribine, I didn’t have any side affects other than feeling alittle sick. You may find that you don’t need to take time off as I was able to still work. I just snacked throughout the day.

The gp has always given me a sick note if needed.


dvtrv
2 weeks ago

@chezt17

I’m off as not any drugs since Sept 11th as am waiting for my Mavenclad.

@stumbler

I am merely asking the question here.

Thanks guys


stumbler
2 weeks ago

@dvtrv , no offence intended. I believe the GP has to issue the sicknote, but the GP/MS Nurse/Specialist should all talk with one another if they have any questions.

See who you can get hold of first…………


dvtrv
2 weeks ago

@stumbler

None taken pal.

I’ll have to call gp on the morning I need sick note to start anyway and I believe my current ms nurse is off sick but expect another call soon.

I appreciate you’re helping cheers for that.


dvtrv
2 weeks ago

Another nurse I mean


vivien
2 weeks ago

@date only time specialist can provide a footnote (that’s what a med cert is called now) is if you’re an in patient in hospital, otherwise, it needs to come from your GP, NHS / Govt regulations. I don’t need an appointment to get one, the receptionist gives your request to the GP and if they have any questions, the GP will call you before issuing it. Make sure they have your correct contact details when you phone.


dvtrv
2 weeks ago

For the purpose of others with similar query to this thread;

Sick note would have to be done by my GP.

I have to call my GP the morning I need my sick note start, then wait for a call to talk to a doctor.

I am based in England, Manchester.

Thanks guys

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