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Covid 19 and NHS staff with diabetes

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Jimmybetes, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Jimmybetes

    Jimmybetes Type 1 · Member

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    Any other diabetic nhs staff out there?
    I'm anxious about returning to work tomorrow following a month of 3 weeks sickness (anxiety, work and diabetes related) and two weeks annual leave. I'm not sure what I'm doing.

    I work in clinical research and will have to work in hospital this week and see patients in clinic on friday.
    The nature of the job means I can't take work home.

    My manager says if I do not attend tomorrow I will be on unpaid leave.

    I really dont know what's best for me.
    Anyone in a similar situation?
     
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  2. Josie66

    Josie66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I'm a midwife currently on day 5 of self isolation ( had cough and minor symptoms) work in an assessment and triage high risk area.
    Yesterday I was told I was to stay off for 12 weeks on full pay. I was so relieved as anxiety is high! A few hours later I got an email to say they had made a mistake and that I was to go in but have no face to face contact with patients..no idea how that's going to work!
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Thank God you're getting paid. It's stressful enough as it is. Hope you get over whatever it is you may or may not have.
     
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  4. Josie66

    Josie66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Feeling better today
     
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    Missk_010 · Newbie

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    Hi I’m a community warfarin nurse and have been on two weeks isolation after I came back from Italy. They have told me I’m fine to go back to work in the community with at risk patients I can see up to 40 per day and I have type 1 and asthma. Absolute joke. So after stressing my concerns, and according to them my asthma is more important, I’m being redeployed as my job is classed as high risk. They want to see as many people in work regardless of what conditions they have if you work for the NHS. Any other employer has sent people home, the ministry have told people with a bmi Over 40 to stay home. Where is the protection for us??
     
  6. MDolan

    MDolan · Newbie

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    I worried that I work in a supermarket so should I self isolate?
     
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    MDolan · Newbie

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    Should I self isolate as I work with customers in a supermarket?
     
  8. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    MDolan - If you were considered to be at extreme risk of COVID-19, you would probably have received a letter already, with instructions of what you should do. This is the list of impacted people.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...ng-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

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    For everyone else, including people living with diabetes, the following applies:

    https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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    If you still have concerns, please talk with your employer and see if they can help you minimise your interactions with others.
     
  9. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same as my Profession (Police), all you get is 'do your best to keep away from people'. x
     
  10. Rosieposie0

    Rosieposie0 · Newbie

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    I was given this advise if you at on at risk register then you need to self distance for 90 days. Self isolating is something else do not get the 2 confused. Self distancing is what people are doing and get ssp for.
     
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    Rosieposie0 · Newbie

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    Apologizes sorry self isolating is ssp
     
  12. Rosieposie0

    Rosieposie0 · Newbie

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    Self distancing is something government have instructed you to do due to at risk
     
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