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Michelle7070

MRI Results not being available for Consultant

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Michelle7070

I recently went to see my MS consultant in London to discuss treatments that were available to me... or so I thought.... when I got to my appointment, which had cost me (and my husband) £63.00 for the train to London to travel in peak time, I was told that my MRI results had not been sent to them and therefore they were not able to help me.  I felt so frustrated that this was a waste of NHS time as well as mine, as my husband and I had taken the day off work to attend but this was also a waste of money.  The only useful information I got was that I am able to request of copy of my scans to keep for myself.

 

This was more a piece of information for others, to request a copy of your scans from your local hospital to be able to take with you to appointments.

 

Moaning over!!  I hope that this will save someone else from having the same frustrations.

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Nick

Hi Michelle,

 

That is very frustrating.  I am a huge fan of the NHS but sometimes things can be more than a little annoying.  Communications across departments and different trusts and hospitals, let alone GP's is often poor and it is good advice to keep track of things yourself.  Make sure you have the direct phone lines to consultants secretaries and don't hesitate to contact and question.  

I was recently more than annoyed when I had to have a round trip of a hundred miles for an appointment for what I thought was for a specialist to fit a foot support.  Having waited for two hours we were ushered into a room and the length of my foot was measured........and that was it!!! Having already seen the specialist physiotherapist previously I would have though this information could have been relayed without the need for me to travel.

 

Nick 


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Just another Warrior...........

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Michelle7070

Oh Nick,

 

Now I feel very silly for my complaint.  I can only imagine how frustrated you felt.

I suppose I wanted to highlight to others about getting copies of your notes for future, although I am not sure that this would have been any help to you in the situation you had.

 

I hope that you now have your foot support and that it is serving you well.

 

Michelle :flowerface:

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