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How do I ask for a longer sick note

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Talulaley Tue 02-Feb-16 01:04:31

I've been off with anxiety and depression since just before Christmas. At the same time I moved house and my new gp was quite rude when I went to ask for another sick note as I didn't feel I could work yet - she said, oh, so you just got depressed after moving to * ... Now in 2 weeks I will be going back again, as I still barely leave the house or speak to anyone and suffer with terrible panic attacks.

How do you ask for a sick note? Should I just say, can you sign me off for another month? How long do they normally sign you off for? I feel awful even asking for one. The gp didn't seem to care, didn't ask how I felt, how I was getting on with my ADs or anything.

Redglitter Tue 02-Feb-16 01:15:33

Just go back & explain to them. They might not give you as long as a month. I know when I was off my doctor gave me a couple of fortnight notes as she wanted to see me regularly

EllieJayJay Tue 02-Feb-16 01:18:13

Most surgeries have different doctors, you don't have to see your designated one

EllieJayJay Tue 02-Feb-16 01:18:32

Try a new one.

Talulaley Tue 02-Feb-16 01:21:43

There are four doctors, I've seen two, the first one didn't listen at all and got the dates in the sick note wrong, the second one was a cold hearted bitch sad I'll work my way through all of them ..

My gp where I lived before was lovely, so I've been spoilt.

EllieJayJay Tue 02-Feb-16 01:31:23

I've had the opposite moved from London where no doctor ever listened - to a lovely practise of seven lady doctors!

Just ask them why won't they - hopefully they can give you a reason you can disqualify

Talulaley Thu 04-Feb-16 08:50:45

It wasn't that she wouldn't write a sick note. She was just so sarcastic about it. Neither of the doctors I saw seemed remotely interested in why I was written off sick or how I'm coping. I'm really struggling at the moment and considering increasing my dose again, something I'd discussed with my previous gp, but I don't feel I could talk to the gp here about it, as she clearly wasn't interested and seemed to think I was asking for a sick note as I'm too lazy to work confused

I'm considering changing to another practice, but will try the other gps first.

Floralnomad Thu 04-Feb-16 08:55:20

You could try asking the receptionist if any of the Drs in the practice have a particular interest in MH issues and then book to see that GP .

Talulaley Thu 04-Feb-16 09:16:24

Thanks, I'll try that, although the receptionists aren't very friendly either confused

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