Hiya, I also took ill health retirement from NHS, like Happyfeet I also have secondaries, My linemanager put me forward for it at my request, occy health and my onc did their bit and three months later I was retired with a pension.That was Feb this year and I am 52, it is the best thing I did as I feel more able to deal with life without the presure of work. Good luck x
Hi CM. I took ill-health retirement last year from the NHS. My manager had never dealt with it before so I contacted my pensions provider and they were brilliant. Employer has to fill in various forms including a bit about your health status/ reasons for retiring so I did it for him and he duly just put what I said. Had to see an Occupational Health doctor to complete paperwork and took back up letters about my condition from my GP and Oncologist - as in a "to whom it does concern" letter. I kept copies of everything and kept chasing the pensions people. All worked out well in the end though it takes a few months. Because of my secondary diagnosis I was able to take my pension as a lump sum. Needless to say, I would rather not have had to stop working because of secondary bc, but glad to be out of the workplace now and can concentrate on me! Hope you are successful.