Health Workers with Long Covid are Being Forced to Take Ill Health Retirement

Nurses who have long Covid are now being pushed to take ill health retirement. A campaign for Covid is now trying to raise concerns about the amount of nursing staff who have the condition, and they are also being asked to take IHR by their employees. In a lot of instances, this is happening even though there have not been any reasonable advances or regulations put into place. This is a complete betrayal at the end of the day and a lot of people think that it is also somewhat immoral. At the end of the day, it looks like a lot of the employers and the managers are choosing to push their staff into taking ill health retirement and this isn’t right at all. Under the ill health retirement, staff are given the green light if they want to take out their pension before they reach the age of 55. They can do this due to a medical disability, illness, sickness or anything else. Of course, eligibility for this is entirely dependent on a lot of factors. You have to make sure that you have an NHS pension and have been doing so for two years. You have to apply before you reach retirement age, and you also have to make sure that you have enough evidence to show that you are ill. After this point you cannot go on to seek care jobs, work as carers, go through a nursing recruitment agency or even sign up with a nurse agency. Although rules like this can be tough, it is important to make sure that everyone is given the support that they need and that those who need the help the most are getting it.

Those who have Covid are finally getting the help that they deserve.

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