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GPs to self-refer to fitness-to-work assessments under new national service


Which service is available during 'working hours'- the needle-stick stuff and the Occ Health? Please clarify so the next time I awake at 2am with a panic attack and suicidal ideation at the thought of work in the morning I can be reassured to know I can attend A+E (after ringing the 24 hour advice line)to unload my emotional distress to some poor overworked young doctor who will probably reply, in that oft-heard refrain "Go and see your GP in the morning". I'm sure the more inventive amongst us could probably cobble together a scheme which unites needle-stick injuries and a visit to Occ Health which would probably have less devastating financial and career-related implications than being prevented from working due to admitting to the PTSD the job bestows on us.

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06 Apr 2016

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