I know the NHS is under extreme pressure, but the admin side of things is pretty dire. Following a dental checkup I was given an URGENT hospital appointment for suspicious mark on my tongue - saw the Consultant on 9 Nov. Excellent service. Needed biopsy which was done the following week. Again no complaints about the medical treatment. Waited and waited and waited for result. Nothing. Then Christmas came and went, all the while trying not to worry too much, but with a family history of oesophageal cancer (my father died aged 56 from this) I do worry about anything in the mouth.
FINALLY got the all clear letter on 15 January... whew!
But then yesterday on 10th FEBRUARY I got the Consultant’s letter from the original appointment on 9 November!!! Dictated in December and only just posted!!!! It wasn’t even signed... I understand they can’t always use email correspondence for medical matters but that's a LOOOOOONG time to wait when you are worried.
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