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Tremor in the workplace / Sickness at work
« Last post by Merane on June 11, 2017, 11:06:34 PM »
Not sure if I am posting in the right place or if I should be doing this in the general section but here goes.

I currently work as in the Maternity unit as a Support Worker I'm also seconded to the Research team for two shifts. I four years ago I was assessed by occupational health to ensure I can fulfil my role safely. They recommended quite rightly that I no longer obtain blood samples. Apart from that and putting in some adaptions to how I work & taking me off night shifts. I was ok'd to continue working so long as I inform the shift manager on days where I feel my tremors are worse and let them know if there are any duties I feel I can't undertake. I continue to do this on a shift to shift basis & it works.

However I have had a few flare ups where my tremors have been so bad I have really struggled, and have been unable to work. These flare ups are unpredictable, I can't seem to identify a set a trigger. They can last from a few hours to a few days. Unfortunately my work has implemented a new sickness policy which works on points. The shorter time you have off the more points you get, they are trying to deter people having a few days off with colds/bugs etc. Unfortunately I have had two separate days off through my tremors in the last 6 months which has given me high points.

I have been invited to a sickness clinic for a review, with the matron & HR. I do not deal with these situations very well, I can be perfectly calm until I get in the room then nerves & stress levels hit the roof & I fall to pieces. I am scared, I might make the situation worse.
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