Applying for NHS Ill Health Retirement
Hallo, I'm new to the forum & I'm a 41 yo nurse, I have suffered from joint pains past 10 yrs or so, diagnosed last year with seronegative RA, the joint pains over past year particularly bad in knees & hands. I also have degenerative discs & needed a major disc replacement op last Dec. Unfortunately it hasn't helped, and I'm continually in pain with neck & joints. I am facing termination from my post in Dec this year as I will have been off 12 months by then. I am about to apply for ill health retirement as I have paid super annuation for up to 20 yrs in my career. Any advice appreciated!! I know the OH dept will write to my consultants but do I need to ask them myself to support the application? Bit confused at this moment & time!