I am getting increasingly frustrated over the lack of basic communication between GPs, rheumatology nurses and consultants. The problem seems to be that I am seen at a community hospital near my home in Brentwood Essex. The consultants come from either Romford or Ilford hospitals as do the rheum nurses. For some reason I have been assigned to an Ilford hospital run clinic. My nurses can't access my records from the clinic at Brentwood or see my blood tests on screen and neither can my GP. When I turned up for my last yearly meeting with the consultant, she had not read my notes and had no access to recent blood results. When I try to get a repeat prescription (the GP won't prescribe as he says its the hospital's responsibility, it takes weeks to get the pens to me at the Brentwood hospital.
It all seems a bit make do and mend and I feel that no one is really concerned at looking at the whole picture of my treatment.