I had been to see my consultant at the hospital, and he wanted my GP to sort out a couple of things the first was to stop my periods and the second was to arrange some psychiatric help.
Two weeks went by and I had recieved my clinic letter but my GP’s surgery had not contacted me so I thought I would phone them. I spoke to the receptionist and she confirmed she had the clinic letter and the doctor had seen it and did not need to see me, and nothing needed to be done! uh!
I asked her to read the letter, she was some what embarrassed. It would appear that one Dr reads all the clinic letters and if he feels they require any form of follow up it is then given to your named GP. Having established that I did need to see the Dr,mine had just gone on Holiday! So I have an appointment for 2 weeks time. I was not impressed. But the receptionist said she would highlight the issue and put it in his diary when he returns.
A week later I had ordered a presciption on line, so I go to pick it up from the chemist to find a note telling me one drug was a maximum dose of 4mg. ( I had been told to double it at the hospital so I was taking 8mg)
Another phone call to the receptionist who reiterates what the Dr had said ( not my own GP) I ask her to read the letter from the continence nurse at the hospital, which clearly stated I was to take 8mg! She said she would organise the rest of the tablet and make the Dr aware of the letter.
What is the point of these clinic letters if they are not going to be read. I don’t want to complain because my GP is really good. But if the system dosen’t work it all goes wrong.