Applied for a Blue Badge on line 1st August and received an application confirmation ref no. from my County Council.
Kept checking on the site with my tracking no and all it said was “application received 1st August”
Rang my local C.C who issue the B.B. on 17th September and asked for their reason for delay. They informed me my G.P surgery had not provided sufficient evidence to support my application and had in fact replied “person not known”, so they suggested I contact my GP and let them know the out come.
As the normal wait for an appointment is minimum 2 weeks I decided to write to my GP and sent her a copy of the letter from C.C. also requesting her assistance with my badge application
I have today received her reply
“the criteria for B.B. is quite strict and depend on distance achievable walking without severe difficulty. I would suggest discussing the exact criteria with the agency ad discussing with me if I can be of further help”.
I already had little if any confidence in my GP and now, well what can I say!
She knows I have COPD despite taking over one year to inform me.
At the beginning of this year and after a second stay in hospital in less than 18 months for pneumonia I visited her surgery and she informed me that I had been diagnosed with COPD by the hospital after my first emergency admission and she had received a letter from the hospital informing her. Unfortunately no one at the surgery thought it necessary to inform me!Or indeed requesting I visit them.
Despite no support or info from the surgery I have managed to arranged repeat prescriptions for my inhalers and tablets and of course the obligatory antibiotic stand by in the cupboard.(Thanks to info obtained here).
Like many of you I have good and bad days and although I am fortunate enough not to require oxygen I have great difficulty walking slopes, hills and on bad days even on the flat. Have any of you come up against this sort of situation and if so where should I go now?