I haven't posted much recently since moving to sunny Cornwall. Some of you may remember the problems of finding a decent GP in my new surgery, I've avoided going to see any of them in the last few months after being patronised by 2 very unsympathetic Dr's there. Anyway a couple of weeks ago I needed to see a dr so bit the bullet and got an appointment to see a lovely young lady GP, she could sympathise with me being unable to swallow pills as she has the same problem and told me that she uses a pill crusher and proceeded to ring the chemist to ask if they had 1 in stock, which luckily they did, now that's what I call a good GP, she also pointed out that continuity of care and trust is important in a patient GP relationship. I'm seeing her again next month for a review.
Any now to get back to the subject matter. I filled in my PIP application last August with the help CAB, sent all med evidence off with it and waited..........and waited...........and waited, made phone calls to follow it up...........and waited some more, so last month I emailed my local MP who just so happens to be a member of the the health select committee, received a letter from him saying that he has contacted the Director General of DWP, who will write to me in due course............still waiting for that. last week I finally got my assessment appointment for tomorrow( the dreaded ATOS), so will be armed with med report done by 1 of their own DR's last year and a whole load of other evidence, they are going to love me lol.
I'm guessing it's the same routine as for the ESA assessment.