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    Have to get a consultation in a hospital. Everybody in the NHS seems to have trouble with the idea that I won't just take an appointment on a Wednesday (no, I work outside the UK), and indeed a bit miffed that I don't just do as I'm told.

    My GP seemed to assume that I would be private, he keeps thinking that I am NHS for GP but private for consultant. Maybe I need to be (or emigrate).

    Can anybody tell me about the PCG discounts on private medical insurance? I have the old PCG problem that I can't find out about factors that might work towards joining, unless I join first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Can anybody tell me about the PCG discounts on private medical insurance? I have the old PCG problem that I can't find out about factors that might work towards joining, unless I join first.
    They usually don't cover you for pre-existing conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigYinJames View Post
    They usually don't cover you for pre-existing conditions.
    What pre-existing condition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    What pre-existing condition?
    You said you had to get a consultation for something. If you go private now they will almost certainly not cover you for whatever that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    What pre-existing condition?
    The one your GP's already referred you to a consultant for
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoStu View Post
    The one your GP's already referred you to a consultant for
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Have to get a consultation in a hospital. Everybody in the NHS seems to have trouble with the idea that I won't just take an appointment on a Wednesday (no, I work outside the UK), and indeed a bit miffed that I don't just do as I'm told.

    My GP seemed to assume that I would be private, he keeps thinking that I am NHS for GP but private for consultant. Maybe I need to be (or emigrate).

    Can anybody tell me about the PCG discounts on private medical insurance? I have the old PCG problem that I can't find out about factors that might work towards joining, unless I join first.

    If you paid more tax, things would be a lot better.

    I was miserable and depressed, but CUK turned it all around. Now I'm depressed and miserable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    If you paid more tax, things would be a lot better.

    they spent it better

    or didn't get their appointment booking systems made by EDS.

    Edit: actually I lived in France for 15 years: I did pay more tax, but not a lot more, and damn me, the systems worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Have to get a consultation in a hospital. Everybody in the NHS seems to have trouble with the idea that I won't just take an appointment on a Wednesday (no, I work outside the UK), and indeed a bit miffed that I don't just do as I'm told.

    My GP seemed to assume that I would be private, he keeps thinking that I am NHS for GP but private for consultant. Maybe I need to be (or emigrate).

    Can anybody tell me about the PCG discounts on private medical insurance? I have the old PCG problem that I can't find out about factors that might work towards joining, unless I join first.
    Bupa do a discount for IT contractors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Bupa do a discount for IT contractors!
    Details or linky please.

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