View Full Version : Do we have to let ofsted know if we are on anti depressants??

15-09-2008, 03:42 PM
Sorry wasnt sure where to post this.

My doctor has just prescribed me anti depressants for chronic lower back pain and i dont really want to take them but if i have to should i let ofsted know??


sue m
15-09-2008, 03:56 PM

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christine e
15-09-2008, 03:56 PM
It is my understanding that you do.


sue m
15-09-2008, 03:57 PM
Actually I'd ring Ofsted before you start paying out for a letter from your GP. See what they say.

15-09-2008, 04:14 PM
EYFS requirement - notify ofsted if you are taking medication that affects your ability to work with children.
Your doctor will more than likely have to confirm that your medication and your condition does not affect your work with children.

sue m
15-09-2008, 04:19 PM
That's right. :D

15-09-2008, 04:27 PM
That's right. :D

See something in the welfare requirements has sunk in!!! lol:clapping:

Hope your back gets better quickly lissy xx

sue m
15-09-2008, 05:15 PM
Sorry Lissy, I forgot to say I hope your back gets better soon!!!! xx

15-09-2008, 06:38 PM
Dont worry Sue, its so frustrating when you get given they wrong information isnt it, especially when it affects your personal life like that. They have prescribed them as they help with nerve problems apparently. What a pain in the ****!! Really dont want to start taking them but it is a low dose so i am hoping i wont get any of the crappy side affects!

15-09-2008, 08:43 PM
Hi what ones are they? I am on amitryptilin, and Ofsted were fine with this, They are also for a bad back.

sue m
15-09-2008, 08:54 PM
It's amazing what they give you isn't it. My husband has alzheimer's and he has amitriptilyne and I've got twitchy legs (RLS) and I've been on diazepam, clonazepam and now this Madopar which is for Parkinsons. Quite scary!

sue m
15-09-2008, 08:57 PM
Duh, forgot the a.d's I'm on too, fluoextine. Prozac. Ofsted know all about it, I got a letter from my doctor so I'm not hiding anything at all.

15-09-2008, 09:09 PM
Moved the thread into this section for you rather than the lounge which we use for other topics rather than minding

Hope you dont mind

Angel xx

sue m
15-09-2008, 09:26 PM
Thanks Angel, Sarah did it earlier too!! I forget myself and get carried away.