Bloody stupid NHS!!!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Faerie, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    Grrrrrrr!!! When I got my BFP back in early September I went to my GP and asked to be referred to the hospital because of my history. Basically after a few days of not hearing anything I followed up and found out they'd not even written the letter, so decided to do it myself and went private (lucky for me DH has excellent healthcare). Told my GP what I was doing. So since then I've been seeing a lovely obstetrician at the hospital, had 3 scans with him, all great. Just 3 minutes ago I received a call from the NHS obstetrician, saying that they'd received a letter from my GP wanting to refer me blah blah blah. I just had to laugh. I can't believe it would take them so long to refer someone who was meant to be high risk pregnancy. Grrr.
     
  2. bethyb

    bethyb Expecting our third!!!

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    lol that rubbish..
     
  3. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    I know! Good job I wasn't waiting around from them. Not that I would've been really, I'd have been banging on doors but still... oh well, gotta laugh!
     
  4. wishing4ababy

    wishing4ababy mummy of 3 gorgeous LO's!

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    sounds about right hun. Thank god for good quality private health care!!!
     
  5. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    Thats the NHS for you :dohh:
     
  6. bethyb

    bethyb Expecting our third!!!

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    Well I live in Wales and I gotta say they have been amazing here, Im from Stoke originally and they were bloody awful, i had my 12 week scan at 14 weeks etc etc and lets not talk about the birth!!! more money into our hospitals me thinks!
     
  7. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    If all is well at the nuchal scan I am planning on going back to the NHS for my general antenatal care. Bit scared!! Well, we'll see how it goes...
     
  8. bethyb

    bethyb Expecting our third!!!

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    they usually get into gear they r just so slow arent they?!
     
  9. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    Yeah, and I'm not exactly the world's most patient person! Oh well, once I'm through these first 12 weeks hopefully I'll be more relaxed (hmmm) and at least if I want an extra scan I know I can get one privately.
     
  10. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    OMG so I went to my Dr's surgery today. Last Friday I phoned them up and said I needed to have the blood tests for my nuchal scan done. Today I get down there and the nurse was like "oh, I've got you in as having blood tests for infertility". I asked her to check my details in the system to check I was actually registered as being pregnant and I am, so why on earth would they think I needed infertility tests. Dumbasses. Then she said she couldn't take the blood test for nuchal as a midwife has to do it, and the next available appointment is 11 November. I told her "but that's after my nuchal scan!!". In the end I went down to the hospital and had it done at the walk in centre.
    I'm just so frustrated, the GP surgery has already made so many cock-ups, what's the rest of my care going to be like??
    Rant over. For now!
     
  11. Cariad_bach

    Cariad_bach mum to 2 boys and 2 girls

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    Oh heck hun what a nightmare, if i was you id complain xxxx
     
  12. Janisdkh

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    Wow I am glad you did it yourself and found a wonderful doc!
     
  13. Misselle44

    Misselle44 Well-Known Member

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    I live in America where there is no NHS, and many of our private insurances (if you are lucky enough to have it) are bad too. I don't get to see a doctor at all until I am 10 weeks along and I won't get a scan until I am 16 weeks along. :(
     
  14. Abz1982

    Abz1982 Mum to 2 nutters!

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    Tell me about it!! I was told I HAD to see a doc - the docs said I should have been told to make a bokoing in app! So I have now done that but its not till 1 day before I am 12 weeks - they dont do booking apps after 12 weeks! And god knows WHEN I will have my scan. I had wanted to have it all sorted by then to tell my work and confirm everything, but obv not!
     
  15. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    Oh you poor thing! It's so crap isn't it.
     
  16. Abz1982

    Abz1982 Mum to 2 nutters!

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    Its more annoying cos they only do booking visits on a tuesday afternoon - and then the antenatal is on a thursday morning - So I guess I will at least know WHEN I will be seen, but I will have to arrange it for 8:30am every time as docs is next to where I live and work is a 20 -45min(traffic dependent) bus journey each way, and its a 10-15 mins walk from buss stop to my work.

    Ugh............that thought just depressed me! I hope its all plain sailing from Tues onwards!
     

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