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RE: [IPk] Its just got worse!!!!



Dave

That is also quite common at my hosp (Royal Free Hampstead).

They have people in the D clinc from as far away as Portsmouth. I found this
out when in discussions about starting a support group and going through the
list of people who needed to be covered.

Depends a lot on specialisms.

Julian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Smith, Beverley [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 09 November 2001 09:12
> To: 'email @ redacted'
> Subject: RE: [IPk] Its just got worse!!!!
> 
> 
> Dave
> 
> Have you thought about changing hospitals?  You don't have to
> go to your local hospital.  I live in Berkshire, close to
> Windsor, but I go to Guys in London (at my request and my GP
> agreed).  My GP's surgery has its own weekly diabetic clinic
> but I prefer to go to Guys and get my eyes checked, Hba1c etc
> all in the one visit.  As I started on the pump 5 months ago,
> I go every 3 months at the moment but that will drop back to
> every 6 months after a couple more visits.  When I was
> pregnant, I asked to be seen at the Royal Berks in Reading
> (which is close to where I work) and again that was arranged.
> I am the only diabetic at my GP's surgery who is seen at Guys
> and the only one who had her children (by intention at least)
> at the Royal Berks.  
> 
> Put your foot down with your GP and asked to be referred to
> another London hospital as a matter of urgency.  As far as
> the funding goes, I am still trying to sort out that out with
> my local Primary Care Group.  It will take a while (4 months
> so far!).  Have you contacted John Davis at Input?  He can
> help you plan who to contact and has samples of letters that
> have worked.
> 
> By the way with reference to the correspondance the other day
> about becoming beligerent when hypo - my husband said that
> with me it would be difficult to spot the difference!
> 
> Best of luck.
> 
> Bev
> 
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