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NHS Cut backs

Postby shrimp » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:43 pm

hi all

saw my rheumy 2 weeks ago and was p*ssed off to be told that due to nhs cut backs i will not be seeing him anymore and that i have to go back to gp.....

however couple months ago gp did write to cfs/fibro clinic near home so waiting appt with them...

feel bit let down as rheumy was so nice and understood............gp does her best......

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Re: NHS Cut backs

Postby shazq » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:19 pm

Hi
In most cases the rheumy will dx you then your GP will take over.
So dont worry, its normal.
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Re: NHS Cut backs

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:22 pm

:roll: Were bottom of the bag :roll:
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Re: NHS Cut backs

Postby dollydaydream » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:46 pm

As an NHS accountant, (but not a budget setter so don't shoot the messanger), in the interest of fairness I have to say that I think that is standard medical practice, as there is little else a Rheumatologist can do other than say 'hows the pain' 'ok, try xxxxx' - which in fairness - your Gp can do.

If it was budget cutbacks, it would vary from hospital trust to hospital trust, as there is no standard budget, only a per capita amount that they get given by the PCT. Each hospital trust has their own 'pet' specialties, so in some area's Rheumatology would feel the pinch, but in another, Medical Physics, and in another, GUM clinics.

I think this may be NICE or medical protocol, which is not finance driven, (well, not locally). It could be that your Rheumy told you that so you wouldn't grumble at him, which you might if he was honest enough to say 'you don't need to see me after I have diagnosed you', Yes you still need hospital input - neurology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, sleep clinic, pain clinic, psychiatry....... but perhaps not Rheumatilogy.....unless I am missing something?

Sorry, it's just my humble opinion
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Re: NHS Cut backs

Postby shrimp » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:39 am

thanks for the comments - i do understand but its frustrating when you finally meet someone who understands you and doesnt look at you blankly or tell you nothings wrong only to then have to say bye bye.....

its life i know...........

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Re: NHS Cut backs

Postby Harley » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:20 pm

Iv' only had one appointment with the Rhumy and that was my initial dx 5+ years ago so Iv' always found it strange when people mention they go back every couple of months or so because I thought every body was dealt with by their GP.

To be honest my GP knows a darn sight more about FM than the Rhumey or any other "specialist" Iv' seen so far so I'm glad I'm in her care.
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