I have been diagnosed with BD for the last 9 -10 years. I live in Cardiff and was seeing a wonderful caring consultant in Bristol as advised by the society at the very start of my diagnosis. My GP had no problems with referring me at the time, however, I was informed just over a year ago that the funding for this was to stop and I had to see a consultant in Cardiff. After many letters to the health board from both myself and my GP, it was still declined. My GP and I decided to give it a go at Cardiff. Well after one year my health has declined, my blood work is all over the place and the aches and pains and ulcers are as they have never been before I have also just had the fourth infection in as many months and feel rotten. As you can understand, I want to go back to Bristol where the doctor actually listens and my GP had no problems contacting him via mobile telephone in an emergency or flare up (which he feels he cannot do this as it stands) Can anyone give me advice on how to tackle the health board and apart from the obvious give legitimate reasons why I want to see this consultant.
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