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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 16-08-2020, 18:35 Thread Starter
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Ore granddaughter has a black dot on her forehead, it seems to be festering

She says she will see her GP

As a Trainee solicitor in medical negligence she knows of some excellent dermatologists

Our family history of melanoma and skin cancer Worries me

I think she should skip the GP and let us pay for a private consultation immediately

It goes against my objections to private medical care

But this is the grandkid that I watched terrified of a cot death for her mum a nurse trainee at university As a tiny baby

A kid that lived with me as her single mum continued her training and even on to unsociable hrs as a Paediatric nurse

A kid we carried up the Lakeland fells, well Albert did

A grandkid I know so very well , as she claimed our house as her home

A grandkid who has always known her own opinion regardless of who it clashed with

And boy does it clash with ours at times

And Iím so worried maybe needlessly

That this belligerent, highly intelligent granddaughter of mine may be subject to a family

trait of skin cancer

It puts Covid in its place

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Oh Sandra, that is so worrying for you I would feel exactly the same as you about getting help from a specialist sooner rather than later. Only she will be able to let you help her or not. Us oldies tend to worry much more than younger folk. All you can do, really, is offer your help. You will have done all you can.
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It is not the fault of the NHS, Ray, it is the fault of the snow flake generation. They use A&E as we used to use our mothers, grandmothers, pharmacist and GP. My daughter broke three toes last week and had to go to A&E. Covid is still around and yet there were people in there with cut fingers, inflamed eyes and one child had a scratch on its ankle! All the fault, in my opinion, of Tony Blair giving GP's the option to leave their patients without a proper service. Oh, and at the same time giving them a pay rise! If you turn up at a GP surgery with anything more than a headache or a rash they send you off to A&E. They did it to me when I had an unusual swelling on my foot. GP did not get a chance to look at it as nurse sent me off to A&E. Chris was also denied a GP over view of his cut arm. Because it was bleeding he was told to go to A&E.

It was not so long ago that my daughter was attacked by a friend's dog and the GP stitched her, quite long, head wound up. Not any more. We would have been sent to wait for at least four hours for the same treatment in A&E. The two (hospital v GP) seem to be having a war. Hospitals discharge people saying to go and see your GP for your life saving drugs making you wait days for the GP to get your notes before they can sort you out. Chris ended up with an emergency GP appointment, due to this practice, as he could not breathe!

If my vet can run a surgery with x ray facilities and a fully equipped theatre I don't see why my GP, on a salary vastly superior to a vet, cannot do the same.

Once in the system the treatment could not be better and all absolutely free!
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Very difficult and I can recognise the diemma that you face.

The GP should refer to a specialist within a couple of weeks I believe, but the key word is SHOULD, we all hear about the delays that are encountered at present.

A Private referral may well bring a quicker diagnosis, but will any necessary treatment be available or will it be passed over to the NHS who may well, unreasonably IMO, say "this person has cut out the NHS up till now, they can go to the end of the queue" ?

I do not know what I would say or do, so fence sitting for me...
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So I'm not sure whether we are blaming the "snowflake generation" (or whatever you think you mean when you decided to repeat that cliche)

Are we blaming Tony Blair,overpaid GP's or hospitals discharging people.

What about blaming the Tory Government for it's lack of funding and support for the NHS.....you seem to recognise their disgraceful corruption,

cronyism and incompetence in other threads. And Ray thinks it's an indictment of our times.

No people it is an indictment of the way our country is being governed........you don't need to look anywhere else.

Sandra your grandaughter is certainly not one of this so called snowflake generation by going private and I hope it all turns out well.
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So I'm not sure whether we are blaming the "snowflake generation" (or whatever you think you mean when you decided to repeat that cliche)

Are we blaming Tony Blair,overpaid GP's or hospitals discharging people.

What about blaming the Tory Government for it's lack of funding and support for the NHS.....you seem to recognise their disgraceful corruption,

cronyism and incompetence in other threads. And Ray thinks it's an indictment of our times.

No people it is an indictment of the way our country is being governed........you don't need to look anywhere else.

Sandra your grandaughter is certainly not one of this so called snowflake generation by going private and I hope it all turns out well.
Show me where anyone said that Sandra's daughter was one of the snowflake generation? She has a genuine concern that needs access to the NHS and it is being blocked by people who should have been brought up to cope with minor ailments and injuries without resorting to sitting in A&E. And yes the Tory Government could up the funding but that would not address the problems in society. It would just give people the impression that their behaviour in clogging up the system is acceptable.
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The only reason I would consider a private consultation is because of Covid which has most definitely affected The speed of consultations

Although to be fair it may just be the fact that all our hospital consultations have been changed to phone calls,slightly worrying as Albert has always been checked , lymph nodes etc every three months and scanned everything 6 months

The scans will still go ahead I hope

Alberts dermatologist is and always has been excellent , NHS, and still monitors him as Albert has a lot of moles, well his department did up to Covid

What she needs is a diagnosis, a quick one

Sheís contacting the GP today and he will most likely refer her , itís the time between referral and being seen that worries me

Although I must confess whatever the GP says or does I still would be happier if she sees a consultant dermatologist sooner rather than later

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Very difficult and I can recognise the diemma that you face.

The GP should refer to a specialist within a couple of weeks I believe, but the key word is SHOULD, we all hear about the delays that are encountered at present.

A Private referral may well bring a quicker diagnosis, but will any necessary treatment be available or will it be passed over to the NHS who may well, unreasonably IMO, say "this person has cut out the NHS up till now, they can go to the end of the queue" ?

I do not know what I would say or do, so fence sitting for me...
I donít think that would be the case Dave, most private consultations are with consultants that also work with the NHS

If it is a malignant lesion it would receive rapid attention following diagnosis under cancer guidelines, itís only the time lag between referral and consultation that would be shortened

Itís the effects of Covid on the NHS thatís worrying me

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Does she have contact with livestock Sandra? Black spots on the skin can be aa early sign of Anthrax that these days is easily treatable when spotted early. I hope it all goes well.


Have you consulted NHS 111?

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