Having just been told that I can not be referred to any other endocrinologist other than the two in my area, so have to see the idiot who thinks it's okay to slash away 20 mcgs of t3 and 50mcgs t4 overnight and had the most pointless and uncaring, not to mention negligent appointment with a GP, I am beginning to think that I have to go it alone. I am going to have to pay for medication that is right for me so I wonder what health insurance costs. I never thought I would ever consider it as I completely disagree with a two tier health care system, but I am at my wits end and just want an intelligent doctor to support me. If I am going to pay a grand a year in meds the NHS should provide I wonder what it would cost to have health insurance? Does anyone know or have experience of this.
If a private dr prescribes can you still get free scripts or do they have to be via an NHS prescription?
If I were in England I would be able to look for other gps and demand referral but I am in wales and there is only one other surgery I can go to. I will be going there, but their reputation is no better than my current one.
Does anyone have any experience of private health insurance? Is it like with dogs where they won't pay for a pre existing condition?
I hate the Welsh NHS, it breaks my heart to say it and I feel totally powerless and without any more options but to go it alone!