rant comming sorry,
i have just had my review with my asthma nurse at the surgery over the phone as, 1 its snowing and 2 she is so hard to get appt with, and basically all she wanted to know was i still seing hospital cons, doh, read the letters, and to up date my repeat prescriptions.
not once did she ask how i was or if things were ok, when i told her i have been off my S/c for 2 months, she didnt accknoledge the massive achievement, she was just ' you know we have to do this'
she said she saw i had had many a+e visits reciently but didnt ask about them!
i know she knows i am very knowledgable, but she could have at least shown some interest,
i would have been really ticked off if i had made the effort to go out into the snow to get to her appointment.
Having attended one of the Department of Health events in december i made a point that these type of asthma reviews should be made more relevant, we should be asked more specific questions, such as , how we are?, are we able to do all we normally do? can we do all our normal everyday activities that everyone does? etc, and surley if i have had so many admissions, we should at least have discussed it!!
from my point of view the review was a wast of my time, she was just @ticking boxes'
i hope the rest of you are well and keeping warm,
good luck with any reviews,