Not sure this is the correct forum but here goes.. I’m currently signed off by my doctor after having spinal procedure/ surgery. I wasn’t expecting to hear from work as sick note sent in and cover emailed. Had a phone call today from DHT (left voicemail) saying they wanted to ‘check in’ with me and they would try ringing again. I’m feeling a little uncomfortable about this as when I told them the procedure I was having I was told ‘well it should only be a weeks absence’. I can only see that the call is to get me to commit to a going back date/railroad me into soemthing . Are they allowed to ring for such an informal chat if my GP has signed me off?