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Update. Can’t Get Enough Oxygen.
I had a phone call from the doctors surgery informing me that the results from the CT scan were in. The scan revealed something, I don’t know what, but it was marked non-urgent. Consequently as non urgent I am told to be at home on the 22nd of July for a telephone call in the afternoon from one of the four doctors at our surgery.
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Par for the course in the NHS. I waited 3+ weeks to find out if I had melanoma. I know that I would have heard quickly if it was, but people do get lost in the system and it does make you worry. In that time I received two letters that arrived 2+ weeks after they were actually typed up. How long does it take to press 'Print', put it in an envelope and send it to somebody? That's the public sector for you.
David as pixie suggested do an econsult, in our surgery they are looked at constantly through the day. All of them are put on as phone consults, and a doctor will look at them, and contact each patientin turn. Breathing difficulties and shortness of breath should raise a red flag within the econsult itself. In my opinion the receptionist was wrong not to give you an earlier appointment. If you are able ring in the morning and request a phone consult with a doctor I would do this as well. Whilst our surgery won't normally see anyone before a phone (or e) consult, the doctors can (and regularly do) bring a patient into the surgery for a face to face appointment (normally on the same day).