I am the husband of someone who has SPMS.
Although we have an assigned MS nurse her main advice is that we need to seek help “in the community”. In other words from our GP. The trouble is neither of us have a lot of faith in GP’s nowadays, they seem to spend most of a consultation studying there computer screens and the only practical help they offer is more and more tablets. My wife is glugging down eight different tablets nowadays and I am afraid that it is having a serious effect on her mental acuity.
My question to you is this: does anyone know if it is possible to get Private Health Insurance for someone with her condition? I realise that the insurance companies will not take anyone on with a ‘pre-existing condition’ but am wondering whether there is any organisation that can provide paid for care and advice. We both feel that we might get better, more focussed, help if we could go privately.
Alternatively is it possible to see a Consultant Neurologist or someone specialising in MS if we pay for it? GP’s have so many demands on their time and expertise and MS seems to be low on their list of priorities.