I'm currently under the private care of an endo and I need blood tests to see what my TSH level, iron and Vit D levels are. I have reached my private cost level and any further treatment will have to come out of my own pocket so I rang the doctors to ask for them to arrange for my blood tests. They have refused stating that whilst I am under the care of a private endo, my tests have to be done privately too.
I'm livid and have asked for an appt to argue this out with the doctor. My point is, they put me on the iron and the vit d so surely they should be monitoring my levels??
Surely I'm perfectly entitled to an NHS blood test even though I've gone with a private endo? I'm only with a private endo because my doctor doesnt know how to make me better, ballsed up my diagnosis, allowed me to become seriously ill, then didn't recommend the local endo so suggested I source my own under our private health care.
Why should I now have to pay for tests which if I didn't see an endo the doctor would have to instruct me to have as vit d and iron levels need to be monitored?
Be good to hear your views on this, many thanks