On Monday I went to see the chest consultant at Cheltenham General Hospital. Firstly I was sent for a chest ex-ray, then a spirometery test, before seeing the consultant. This man (whom I have never met before) was asked to complete a form for me to renew my bus pass. In previous years it was my doctor (who has treated my copd when I have had chest infections and been on antibiotics and steroids) but who is no longer trusted to sign for a bus pass. Surely this is a dreadful waste of money and a waste of a consultants time (and mine).
Just another example of how the government and councils are "saving" money with their new ridiculous rules.