Has anyone else found it hard to get help from their GP when their asthma is problematic? Advice appreciated!
I've been with my surgery for +10 years and was a 'normal' asthma patient until the last year.
Trying to get referrals arranged, medication updates, scans etc via my GP is proving difficult. I'm never refused the requests, they just dont materialise. eg I've been waiting since July for a dietician appointment as recommended by RBH (not just my request). Chasing doesnt seem to lead anywhere.
I'm worried that other GPs surgeries wont want to touch me with a barge pole as I mustbe an expensive patient being in and out of Costa at least once a month, with the full bingo list of meds, registered disabled and has the additional costs of RBH appointments/stays.
I've tried bringing in paperwork, supplying lists of outstanding requests and asking nicely but to no avail.
Is it worth persisting at my current surgery or would I be better elsewhere?