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  1. Layla / Mike, here's where I hope I'm wrong but I've looked at the FP17 and in particular the patient declaration on the link I've provided above. It seems that ALL responsibility for the correct use of the form and the services it provides is, as a condition of its use, placed on the patient and not the practice. Now, I can't say that this is entirely what I'd expect or that I personally agree with it, but nevertheless it's clear that when signing that form that you accept all responsibility for it. It does detail (well this version at least) which benefits are acceptable and
  2. FS, I'm afraid it's time to get upset... They expect people to use the details on the letter to contact them and then whomever answers the phone 'should' be able to see the details of your case by using your reference number. Long gone are the days of dealing with one named person I'm afraid.
  3. Layla, you can see how to do a SAR by clicking on the link in your post. I've just looked at the form and I need to draw your attention to the reverse of the form and in particular the patient declaration that you will have signed. Unfortunately, the second line down states very clearly: The patient is responsible for the accuracy of this claim, NOT the dental practice. Full guidance on how to read / complete / decypher the form is here: http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Documents/DentalServices/Completion_of_form_guidance_-_FP17_-_England_(V4)_-_11.2014.pdf
  4. Layla, if the dentist no longer holds the forms then do a SAR on the NHSBSA. The PM will provide you with the address if you don't already have it. I'd also be inclined to ask to see your records at your dentist. On the systems we use in GP surgeries we scan all paperwork on before sending it anywhere. I don't know for certain if they do the same in dentistry but it's worth an ask.
  5. It could be that in a month or so his hours will change back, I've always steered clear of creating overly complex rota systems and for as far as the boss may be concerned if your son hasn't indicated a preference otherwise then the boss may have assumed he's perfectly happy working nights. Time for a polite chat rather than going in armed to the teeth with fairness/legislation to ask if the hours can be made a bit more social now he's done his turn.
  6. It seems that the context here is pretty clear, it's no longer private when you phone your manager and tell them what you've said. This doesn't seem to be hearsay or indeed any type of private when those views, whatever they might be, are landed straight in the managers lap by the person that holds them. "I just thought I'd better call you because I think that xxxxx didn't get the job because they xxxxxxx, see you Monday. Bye" Of course he / she ought to act. But, as has already been said there's more of an argument regarding the impact of your colleague's actions because there's li
  7. If you're struggling with the side effects of prochlorperazine call your GP out of hours and ask for an alternative, it's an excellent anti-emetic but there are other treatments available for all of the symptoms you have in that list. It's used in over the counter migraine treatment (used it myself) but there are prescription only alternatives that might suit you better.
  8. Then they'll likely say nothing, to apologise is to admit liability in their eyes. To be honest, the whole what if it was a child/royal/elderly person is a bit cliche, concentrate on what did happen and your recovery, you've plenty of time to initiate legal action.
  9. Newmoses, the best way to look at this sort of thing is to 'put the other hat on'... If you or your colleague were at work and it came about that another colleague was 'bad mouthing' you, would you expect your line manager to do something about it? Almost certainly yes, and it's the reason why we have decency and social media policies at work.
  10. Nelly, it might be worth taking this onto paper and off social media. Write directly to the chief exec, including copies of all evidence and communications so far and let their executive team deal with it. That was there's a proper, signed for, paper trail.
  11. I think for the most part, it's about knowing and playing the system, regardless of how you think it ought to work. There's a great opportunity to use your covering letter to detail experiences that fall outside of a reasonable time period on a CV, or indeed, not to put dates at all. I absolutely believe that to tailor the CV to suit the role you're applying for is one of the key methods to getting through that first stage of shortlisting. Infact, I expect applicants to at least have shown a bit of interest beyond hitting 'apply' on the website and sending me a wholly generic CV when I'm
  12. They'll certainly have 'back room' roles which is more about sorting out than greeting people but your best bet is to go and ask. Especially at BHF Furniture reclamation shops that deal with more bulky items than a bag of old clothes. Perhaps even look at some of the other things out there, dependant upon where you are there might be furniture / carpet recycling social enterprises/charities. One local one here is a bike recycling centre that gets the used bikes in, services them and then sells them on for charity. Remember that as a volunteer your out of pocket expenses ought to be covere
  13. Twinkle, the thing you'll face is that the person actually carrying out the procedure has to have the final word. If they're in anyway unhappy about operating on someone then they have to weigh up the risks and benefits of doing so. If the risks of something going wrong are greater than the benefit of doing it then, unfortunately it doesn't matter how many referrals and letters you have, they simply won't operate. Perhaps speak with your GP about what to do next if the outcome of this next meeting isn't what you want. But again, don't be afraid to stick up for yourself (respectfully,
  14. I think the key word in all of this is 'volunteer' rather than compel. There's no doubt that appropriate volunteer work does enhance employability but for it to have any real value it needs to be voluntary. Bcham, you've an opportunity to take control of the situation and find something that actually adds value to your time, leave it to an adviser/coach to find something and you'll simply be allocated the next available slot. You need only look to organisations like the CAB to see that volunteers are a key part of such a workforce. I'd have loved to offer a full wage to everyone wh
  15. +1 I'll only ever put jobs on my CV that I feel demonstrate how I'm suitable for the job I'm applying for and currently only go back to 2006 providing plenty of details of what I was doing and how it's relavant. Like Lapsed says, your CV is personal property so make it the best possible reflection of yourself.
  16. Tommy, from the perspective of a GP practice all I can say is that your GP isn't likely to be familiar with the different criteria or measures used by the DWP to establish your level of ability to work. I'm not even sure that a CAB will have this either with the exception of a full blown welfare rights officer. Ideally your GP needs guidance of what to write, and in what manner. Saying that a condition affects your mobility might not be enough without added information about distances etc. It might be best to go through each of the criteria and bullet point what issues/relevant inf
  17. Brilliant idea, just flicking through that recipe book and thinking to myself, that looks nice, so does that, and that.... Etc etc I'm lucky to never have experienced the fight in a very close relative nor indeed myself but know that little things like enjoying a meal can go a long way to making someone feel good again whilst they're unwell.
  18. Sorry, nothing inappropriate here. As the others have said you chose not to continue with the conversation on the channel you initiated it on and it's not like they're in any way rude.
  19. It all seems in exceptionally bad taste and inherently unfair. I actually look forward to someone challenging this in court.
  20. Well remember that you've got people who are on your side and don't be afraid to use them. I know I said it before but the go / no go decision is down to so many things that it's impossible to predict the outcome. You've time to prepare for your appointment and maybe even explain to your support workers just how important it is, are they able to start a little earlier perhaps? Can they recommend someone else who can? Can your GP arrange your appointment to be just an hour or so later? I'm also thinking that it would be good to have someone with you incase it doesn't go to plan.
  21. It's really not my call but might it be worth waiting a little longer if you get the outcome you want?
  22. In which case, speak with your GP / Practice Manager and ask them to call the hospital and explain this to request that your appointment is scheduled for a more suitable time.
  23. Twinkle, just reading through your posts and I wonder if you'd consider taking someone with you for a bit of moral support to the next consultation? Lots of different organisations can offer advocacy services who might be able to send someone along with you to help.
  24. Even then, whomever does send it isn't necessarily responsible personally for its content or production - I'd go so far as to say that 90% of letters like these are automatically generated.
  25. There's every chance that she doesn't really exist or that she's just a pen name of a number of departments in a certain part of the DWP. it's very much like the letters you get from other Government departments that are never actually seen by the person whose name accompanies them.
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