Since being diagnosed with MCTD I've been scheduled for appointment after appointment and now just got a letter saying I've got to have an ECG at the hospital that's miles away from me on a day that I totally couldn't do.
I managed to get my lung tests and my rheumy appointment swapped round on the phone, but the cardiology department were quite blase and stated they'd send another letter in the post and that was that. Problem is, my local NHS board has a two cancellations and you're kicked off the list policy - does this count as a cancellation? What if the next letter comes through and I can't make it?
I've never understood rearranging with yet ANOTHER letter with a mystery date. It's so inefficient and I'm bored with calling annoyed receptionists.
My course is very busy and I don't really have the ability to be flexible with it as attendance is very heavily monitored, and if I drop below a certain level of attendance I'll definitely have progress meetings, and may need to resit the year (not happening!!!)
What should I do, if my next appointment comes through and I can't make it? Should I just beg for rearranging the appointment on the phone? How strict is this policy?