Home | Professional Disability as a working nurse Written by: Graham White is an experienced health sector HR director | Published: 15 September 2014 Q I am a nurse working in a busy practice. I enjoy my job but I have a disability that slows me down. It's not obvious to people and I don't like using it as an excuse. I feel that others in my team are getting frustrated by me. A friend told me that disabled people get special protection at work. Is this true and, if so, how would this work for me? A This is a sad situation and one that often comes up, especially as in this case where the disability is not clearly visible and so is not taken into consideration. There are a number of protections available to disabled people. In particular, the Equality Act 2010 makesPlease login or register to read the rest of the article and to have access to downloads and comments. What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright. See Terms and Conditions.