Should nurses/docs etc. use predicted peak flow or your known best peak flow when working out the percentage of how good/bad your current peak flow is?
I'm pretty certain it should be based on known best, but I wanted to check before I write a stroppy letter (sorry - a polite letter of concern...) to my GP surgery.
I went to my surgery on Friday (they have a drop in service for emergencies) as peak flow had fallen to 70% of best and my respiratory nurse at the hospital had asked me to get reviewed by a GP.
I had to see the nurse first who decides if you're really unwell enough to see the GP, she said my peak flow was 90% because she was using predicted (my best is well above my predicted) and so tried to stop me seeing the GP. I had to argue my case which is not what I want to be doing when feeling unwell and eventually ended up in tears because I knew I should be seeing the GP, my plan said I should, my respiratory nurse said I should, but this practice nurse wouldn't let me.
Just wanted to check what was right before I write the letter...