SamB Posted November 12, 2009 Share Posted November 12, 2009 Hi All I am absolutely furious with my GP and would like to find out what others have experienced regarding their sick notes. I am 5 weeks on from my SAH, and upon discharge from hospital, my Consultant advised a minimum of 12 weeks off work (he also said if I needed another 12 weeks after that, I should take it). My Husband took my discharge letter to my GP in week 2 as I didn't feel up to a visit and didn't feel the need to see a GP. After explaining the Consultant's advice to the Receptionist, my Husband was given a sick note signing me off for 4 weeks. I wasn't happy, but didn't have the energy to pursue it so let it run. I am now due the renewal note, and upon phoning the surgery, have been told the GP won't do another note without seeing me. As I am unable to drive due to DVLA restrictions, and the fact that I don't feel I need to see the GP for any problems, I am furious that I am being put under this stress. Surely, if an 'expert' advises 12 weeks off, the GP should just follow that guidence. I am not trying to 'hang it out' and my workplace are totally accepting of the said timescale. Why is my GP making it so difficult for me?? Advise appreciated! Sam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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