Last reply 3 years ago
Consultant issues – again!

It is common practice here, that if you want to speak to the Consultant or see him, then you have to phone the MS Nurse. Then you wait at least two days for a call back. If you are not able to take the call, the nurse leaves a message asking you to get back to her. You do that, and wait again. I have emailed her and explained why I need to speak to her, when I will be home, given her my mobile number too. It has now gone into two weeks. I havent seen my Consultant since last July. My next appointment should have been January but had to be changed (by me, for very personal reasons). The next available appointment that they gave me when I called in January, was for July 2015.

Despite calling, emailing etc, etc, I still havent got a chance to ask them for an appointment with the Consultant, as my symptoms have worsened.

My GP is not able to help either – they are guided by the Consultant who is a specialist in MS. They are happy to prescribe whatever he says, but not change it.

I am now getting very annoyed and thinking again of changing the Consultant.

Sorry – rant over!

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3 years ago

@tiggermum , getting stressed about this situation just isn’t going to help you.

We all know the the NHS is in a bit of mess these days. If any NHS resource has free time, they’d probably be out of a job, hence the problems with getting a Neuro appointment.

Your MS Nurse probably has a thousand or more names on their list. So, they are probably chatting with a patient, or travelling to the next one.

My wife is a nurse, so I know how bad it’s getting.

Just persevere with your MS Nurse. Use e-mail as this will allow them to address your issue when they can find the time. This is better than them trying to pay homage to an overly demanding mobile phone.

Just put your feet up, chill out and let this latest episode just pass over you. 😉

3 years ago

Emailing the consultant’s secretary has worked for me in the past

3 years ago

I’ve emailed the neurologist directly before and got a fast response. I don’t think there is anything wrong in doing that they can either reply or not.

3 years ago

@tiggermum that’s awful, I know the nhs is struggling but not fair you have to wait, try contacting the PALS department at the hospital, they will help if your having problems with your dr. Worth a try.take care xx

3 years ago

Best thing to do is extra lines on the lottery. If you manage to win 30million you will then get to see who you like,, when you want. But you actually still won’t get any better. But could have much more fun. lol

3 years ago

Just had a call from the Nurse – now have an appointment at the Relapse Clinic next Friday. 🙂

3 years ago

That’s brill @tiggermum x

3 years ago

What a result! 😉

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