How to change consultant

How to change consultant

Postby MikeDCross » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:49 pm

Hi,

I am sure that my consultant is highly qualified, but I don't like her approach, I don't like the time everything takes (24 days to review blood tests she wanted urgently) etc.

Can I change my consultant under the NHS?

I'm sure all the consultants work together, so does trying to change consultant result in obstacles and objections as the old boys network take effect?
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Re: How to change consultant

Postby Carl » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:51 pm

Yes you can, I think you'd need to go back to your GP and explain your reasons, and ask them to re-refer to a different consultant.
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Re: How to change consultant

Postby MikeDCross » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:47 am

Thanks, that sounds remarkedly easy.
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Re: How to change consultant

Postby Mgh » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:40 am

I changed consultant by asking my GP. I wanted to see an endocrinologist who was more of a specialist in pituitary conditions and with whom I could communicat easily. Of course an NHS consultant is part of a system which might not always work smoothly, so no matter how expert the consultant is, there may be blips.
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Re: How to change consultant

Postby MikeDCross » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:07 pm

Mgh,

It would be nice if life was all smooth sailing, but there will always be bumps, it is how you handle the bumps that matter. I think that this stage a change is just needed.

Thanks
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