With the rise and greater awareness of various diseases; many which have a very complex management, does anyone agree with me that if possible, ( I guess the comeback response will be NHS funding) to have a consultant at your GP surgery, because for people with LTC, 4-6 months visit isnt necessarily adequate.
The times over the years I have been to my GP, regarding my Lupus symptoms that have arose in between consultant appointments and he can't help me. He just says "when you see your consultant next, discuss it with him" or " take a paracetamol!"
I will mention that my Lupus isn't constantly active, so this is not me running to the docs every minute.
I was just wondering if there was someway possible to create a new system at GPs to see a consultant /specialists once a week, right across the UK.
E.g Monday at Norfolk GP surgery is an MS specialist. Tuesday is Lupus, Wednesday is fyromalgia and so on...
I personally would find this helpful, even if it was appointment booked, because sometimes 6 months is too long to see someone if you're suffering and there isn’t any other professionals with the expertise to help.
Just my final bit on the end, my consultant clinic was 25 miles away from home, which was always an operation to get to. Maybe there are others on here who have this as a current problem...🤔🤔