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    The one problem with the German system is the excellent service follows the money. Here in Munich you'll find all the specialists because that's where they can make the money. Whereas if you're out in the sticks or less well known cities... Come Autumn the Arabs are everywhere for some sort of surgery. But also we see the occasional Brit come over for some specialist treatment not available in the UK, even if they are private.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amanwhoisquiet View Post
    That'll cut down the wait lists.
    It's a same day service. That, or do you mean hospital referrals? In which case I've no idea how many are referred. A counter argument would be at least they are not clogging up A&E unnecessarily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    It's a same day service. That, or do you mean hospital referrals? In which case I've no idea how many are referred. A counter argument would be at least they are not clogging up A&E unnecessarily.
    served != severed. I'm just being an

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    Quote Originally Posted by amanwhoisquiet View Post
    served != severed. I'm just being an
    And I should check my posts. No wonder I was in the plebs group for English at school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    WTF are we paying for the interpreters? If you don't speak English, you bring someone with you who does.
    It's not that simple. For example in domestic abuse situations the family "interpreter" is often the abuser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    I checked the opening times of the town centre pharmacy where I get my prescription, and it turns out they only open 9-5pm Mon-Fri. Not even Saturday morning. Good job I'm unemployed.

    I agree Re: improvements. My GPs being doing text messages for the last year or so, many years after the hospital half a mile up the road started doing it. They also have a touchscreen check in system so you're not there queuing to see a receptionist, I order repeat prescriptions online, and when you phone up they now tell you that if you want an urgent appointment they'll take a number and a doctor will call you back to assess your need. So it does seem they're finally embracing the 21st century in many ways; only 15 years or so after they should have done it.

    None of this fits the narrative of the NHS dying due to Tory budget cuts, though I accept this is just my experience of one area.
    There will be one Pharmacy open late at night in your area (Should be in the local free paper and on each Pharmacy window - your late night Pharmacy is XYZ). Our Doctor attached one is open to 10pm M-S, 8pm Sundays.

    Yes the check in screens are great,the hospital doesn't have one.

    Our change was when the old owner of the practice retired & sold up. New chap seems to be determined to speed everything up and make some real money. Maybe if they made a 'perfect example practice' and rolled it out they would have more success.

    That does lead some credence to the theory that the NHS needs to change its attitude as the solutions are there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtomagain View Post
    It's not that simple. For example in domestic abuse situations the family "interpreter" is often the abuser.
    I do wonder why interpreters can't use skype? Also don't they use a service to transcribe the conversation for records so any 'reimagining' of the victims words would be spotted quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugebrain View Post
    I know (hope) that I'm having a private MRI scan on Monday.

    I know that if the doctors hadn't waited seven months to do approx 20 minutes work, my condition wouldn't have had time to worsen and I wouldn't be in pain and looking at more operations to come.

    I know from the doctors/nurses perspective they're making a lot more money than if they'd kept me healthy. How much do 70 appointments cost the taxpayer?
    Are you sure your GP referred you immediately? I have spoken to and heard many people plus experienced myself a GP deliberately delaying referring to a specialist. In some peoples case they were told the GP had referred them on but discovered they hadn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Are you sure your GP referred you immediately? I have spoken to and heard many people plus experienced myself a GP deliberately delaying referring to a specialist. In some peoples case they were told the GP had referred them on but discovered they hadn't.
    Yes. In this case it was the hospital that was being slow. They sent a letter fairly quickly to tell me I would have an appointment in the future - just lied about how far in the future of would be.

    I'm sure other people have better experiences with the NHS, but my advice to anyone else who has a zit, is to go private or just put up with it. Not worth risking death for.

    Today they stuck a canula in my hand that they didn't even use! All that ouch for nothing. Then they whined about how much it cost while I stood there bleeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugebrain View Post
    Yes. In this case it was the hospital that was being slow. They sent a letter fairly quickly to tell me I would have an appointment in the future - just lied about how far in the future of would be.

    I'm sure other people have better experiences with the NHS, but my advice to anyone else who has a zit, is to go private or just put up with it. Not worth risking death for.

    Today they stuck a canula in my hand that they didn't even use! All that ouch for nothing. Then they whined about how much it cost while I stood there bleeding.
    Sounds like your local hospital is tulip.

    Mine is good. You just need to make sure you are at a GP's practice who will refer you to it....
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