In my estimation having been in the hands of Doctors and Psychiatrists for 20 years continuously doctors know nothing of value. They do a job managing people as patients and treat them with medications that they know nothing about routinely to push the paperwork. The National Health System is a monolith institution but is interlinked with industry by way of having to provide sick notes in the United Kingdom so that those who have incurable disorders are then able to request sick notes which by law compels the emploer to pay the patient sick pay. This of course the government tries to avoid. So the doctor being an agency of the govervment has to judge carefully which patient should be issued with sick notes, especially if the patient has to go off sick long term.
So the doctor is put to the test with what little knowledge he or she has. Referring the patient to a specialist for expert opinion is avoided at all costs for it is confirmation that the person is too ill to work.
So it is a game of cat and mouse that I stumbled into. How can the State avoid having to cough up sick pay directly as SSP or SSP1 and when does the employer have to foot the bill.
I was discharged by the Consultant Psychistrist for any mental health problems back to my GP so I rejected previous diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and associated suggestion or recommendation that I should continue to be prescribed with antipsychotic antidepressant and mood stabilising medications that I was on for a year and half. The discharge took place in September 2021. Yet the General Practitioner Doctor prescribed 7 medications that I protested against and from 31 December 2021 I took up employment. The doctor is now saying that I must continue to take these mental health medicstions which together with a workplace injury that I picked up led me to take sick leave for 7 days on self certification and following that I asked the Doctor for extended sick note in order to claim further sick pay. He issued the sick note for only 7 days and he would not write on the sick note that it was for both mental and physical illnesses. He would not issue such a comprehensive Medical certificate to combine both elements of my illness. He refused further to refer me to the Consultant Psychiatrist for mental health or Specialist in Physiotherapy for knee and heel/feet/toe injury.
So the doctors of the National Health Service play games with people's lives to terrorise people administratively.