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Re: [IPk] Eye clinic problems - LONG

Hi Lesley,

Yes, keep going!  The only changes I would suggest to the letter:

> This letter is intended to put my concerns in writing and hopefully make a
>start toward a satisfactory resolution.

Perhaps beef this up a little, by saying that you feel it is time that
your concerns are lodged in your medical files at this, in case legal,
professional or ethical review of the case is necessary.  Then I would
get your intended outcome here, as well as repeating it further down.

>I would
>be grateful if you would consider referring me to Moorfields Eye Hospital, who
>have a great reputation and very specialised care. I must stress I am not
 >seeking any operations, merely good care from a competent team whom I can

>I am most concerned that he would let me drive
>without further investigating my problems with keeping up with the television

Rest assured: the examination is very thorough, and you will not be
allowed to drive if you have problems.  I am sure that the DVLC would
co-operate if you asked for the examination to be undertaken by someone
outside of your current team.
> Mr B also stated that he could see both retinas clearly, and there was no
 >evidence of anything untoward happening since the bleed in the right eye,
 >prompted the laser treatment earlier in the year. I cannot understand this, as
 >have had problems with black shadows in my left eye, the type one sees when
>has had a bleed. These shadows have been there for a few months, but not
>predating my February consultation.

Rather than 'I cannot understand this', I would write 'However, I have
had problems .... my February consultation.  No explanation of this
symptom was offered, so I remain concerned that they were caused by a
bleed which has not been detected by Mr B.
> He then passed comment on the fact that I was "clued up on what's going on".
>Surely this is every diabetic's responsibility, especially against Consultants
>who don't seem to have a grasp of the full picture?
I would delete this, as, unfortunately, Mr B is right - you _are_
unusually clued up!  Don't get me started on knowledge and power!  If
you do want to make a point about this, it is perhaps that Mr B's
attitude to a 'clued up' patient is ?unsupportive ?ridiculing, and that
he does not understand his responsibility for patient education?
Whichever, it's rather a long way off your main argument, so might be
worth considering dropping.

Best wishes,

(dm 30+, 508 2+, two great eye teams, although Frimley Park is not so
much a clinic as a corridor)
Pat Reynolds
email @ redacted
   "It might look a bit messy now, 
                    but just you come back in 500 years time" 
   (T. Pratchett)
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