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  1. Being honest with you sick.as.a.chip other than the mis-directed email to ENT rather than urology (and maybe delay in GP arranging) I don't see anything too unusual in your mum's treatment. Let me recap and maybe offer explanations (but I am a nurse and not in cardiology): Pre-op assessment - irregular pulse found. ECG and examination carried out showing possible left axis deviation but with no worrying symptoms and anaesthetist happy for operation to proceed with plan for echo. Echo undertaken and the sonographer sends an email (to the wrong department) requesting cardiology
  2. Sorry to hear about your accident. I doubt very much that any surgeon would amputate such a short while after a accident. Conservative measures would be first to be tried then radical options considered next. Do you have follow up? You might end up with a middle finger you can't feel but amputation can lead to other issues as mentioned above - you say you are right-handed. You may need to learn to write again which could be even more frustrating!
  3. Sorry your original post is a bit confusing. Who diagnosed the fractures and how did they diagnose them if the CT and MRI showed nothing. Who ordered these in any case? I had a bad sprain playing hockey at High School and still to this day have issues with that ankle. I have a valgus deformity (turns in) and excruciating plantar fasciitis. What do you hope to achieve?
  4. I'm a rheumatology nurse specialist and today I completed 3 medical supports for ESA. They give you 5 working days to get the info back to them so had to stay late to type these myself as a dictated letter takes at least a week to be typed. All three of these patients had very different systemic rheumatic disease. The burden of ESA (and soon to come PIP) on these patients (and their specialists) is ridiculous. I fear there may come a time where I have to say "sorry, I can't help on this occasion" which is not why I became a nurse! Re: OP. Sorry to hear of your wife's problems with he
  5. Well from the stuff I've read they have no right to withhold these notes without valid reason. A complaint to the practice manager/senior partner. It would be useful if he copied the relevant parts of the legislation. Then through the complaints process. A letter from a solicitor however might be more forceful and require them to act.
  6. Having a quick Internet search it would seem he has the right to see the medical records but the GP surgery will have to make sure it is appropriate eg an abusive partner trying to get the address of their ex via their child's records etc An honest letter about his concerns describing his request should do. If not then a solicitor's letter might have more persuasion!
  7. Having a quick Internet search it would seem he has the right to see the medical records but the GP surgery will have to make sure it is appropriate eg an abusive partner trying to get the address of their ex via their child's records etc An honest letter about his concerns describing his request should do. If not then a solicitor's letter might have more persuasion!
  8. Sorry didn't explain myself. If his visits were cancelled because of a hospital admission is he barred from visiting the child by the mother or is it such a short admission that visiting would be pointless. The reason would be is that if he could visit he could ask medical staff the situation. M Regarding medical records I'm not sure about that one. Having parental responsibility and being named on birth certificate is obviously in his favour but I assume the mother Is the primary care giver and I'm not sure about the law in that regard. He should try and get access to the records and the
  9. So he doesn't get to visit the kid in hospital or is it just a short admission? I assume he lives close by as he is registered at the same GP.
  10. Panthro

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    "my teeth are in a bad way" Is that entirely due to the dental treatment or lack of care over the 40+ years? I think you would be laughed out if they were expected to pay for your treatment. Understandable it put you off dentists (im not a big fan myself) but I assume you needed the fillings as you had caries? Experimenting on people without informed consent was outlawed long ago. I had root canal treatment in primary school (and the tip of the instrument snapped off in my tooth aswell) so probably not that unusual. Best if luck with whatever you do!
  11. I hope you get the answers you're looking for. I'm on the 'other side' and find the system just as frustrating as a clinician. I assume the echo showed some problems that ultimately led to your mums death. Sadly it would seem your mum's heart was so fragile I doubt that any review by cardiology would have helped. But of course that's conjecture and leaves the 'what if' questions unanswered - and they are the toughest as they will never been answered. And, of course, I don't know your mum or her health condition(s). The irregular heartbeat was picked up by accident. If it hadn't then the outcom
  12. Most doctors who are registered to practise with a licence aren't specialists or GPs. When a doctor qualifies they have provisional registration (foundation year 1) and enter FY2 and full registration thereafter. Most doctors will then undertake their specialist training - whether medicine, surgery, GP etc. only upon completion of the certificate of completion oif training is a doctor added to the specialist/GP registers. They are fully qualified doctors but unable to call themselves a consultant or GP.
  13. That is a hefty amount of anti-hypertensives! Is there a possibility that white coat syndrome could be a part of it? Do you monitor it at home?
  14. I am a rheumatology nurse specialist and obviously understand scleroderma and its effects on patients and of course their families. I totally empathise with you and your son around DLA. I have had patients in tears frightened that they will lose their DLA - which they use to make their trips to hospital for treatment which keeps them in employment/functional members of society. It is so frustrating when expert specialist professional opinion is disregarded and some paper shifter makes a decision on a person they know nothing about. I'd like to see them trying to button a shirt when they ha
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