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I have just come on here for a rant:mad1:

I phoned the doctors surgery this morning and explained that my husband's sick note runs out today and could he please have another one and told the receptionist what the problem was etc. She said she would get one of the doctors to write him a new note and I could collect it this afternoon.

However, when I went to pick it up this afternoon I was told that the doctor she had asked was not prepared to write a note because he didn't know anything about my husband - even though it was this bl****y doctor who initially referred him to a specialist about his bad shoulder! So the upshot is that we have to wait until next Monday when the other doctor gets back from holiday and then arrange to see him. I mean don't they actually read the letters that are scanned onto your personal file from consultants? We have a doctors practice where you don't actually have a specific doctor, you just basically see anybody and I don't really like any of them.

I am just so MAD, what is wrong with the world when shirkers and wastrels can get written off for next to nothing and many even live very comfortably on state benefits and yet people who are genuinely unwell get the third degree and are made to feel like they are trying to con the system. Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

Out of interest, what can you do if a doctor just refuses to give you a new certificate? Do people have any rights at all in this situation?

Sorry to rant so much, I just want my husband to be better. It has been bad enough for the past two years that he can't speak, never mind all of this grief:cryin:

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Hi

I had issues initially with my GP as he knew very little about brain injury. We spoke about it and he told me he would learn as we moved along. He has been super and backs me up with everything.

It may sound cheeky but ask the GP what his knowledge of brain injury is and give him some leaflets from Headway.

Remember we experience the symptoms they don't.

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sam b and melbury

im disgusted the way you have been treated speak to the practice manager and explain what has been said and for her or him practice manager to contact the surgeons concerned because the gp is refusing to act on a specialist recommendations if he refuse's to give another certificate contact the surgeons secretary and explain that he the gp is refusing to issue the said certificate and would he issue one then jump onto the area health authority and complain that the dr is not complying with the surgeons request and hopfully watch them jump hugs and cuddles girls

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So sorry you are both being treated like this it really is terrible, my work place weren't very understanding after my brain hem had my second op in jan had to return to work 31st march 03 v.wrong but in a way glad i did cause only stopped till august then went off on maternity leave :lol:

Anyway if I were you two i would find new dr's all my dr's have been good and understanding. Jess.xxx

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Hey there

I'd both tell your GPs to have a look at this site to get an idea of what it's like to actually live with a brain hem and the aftermath.

I'm lucky in that my GP has been fantastic and even when he sees me for something else, he'll always ask how my head is and if there've been any lasting effects, telling me to make an emergency appointment with him if I ever need to.

If my GP was like yours then I'd either ask for a second opinion or change GPs and put in a formal complaint about the way you have been treated.

I know what you mean about "dole wollers" though, who get sick notes for nothing and all the benefits that are paid for by hard working people - sickenly these people are very rarely ill - just suffering from lazyitis.

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I know what you mean about "dole wollers" though, who get sick notes for nothing and all the benefits that are paid for by hard working people - sickenly these people are very rarely ill - just suffering from lazyitis.

And the reason that the GP has to see before issuing a sick note.

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