I'm new - read a few related posts on this forum so thought people here may be knowledgeable on the subject.
I fell off and dislocated my shoulder whilst skiing in Canada. I had it relocated into its place and xRay taken etc in a Canadian hospital 2 hours later. I was told I would need to have it checked out a week later.
Back in the UK went to see my GP who said I would be best off going to the A&E as there apparently isn't anyway I can get into "trauma clinic" without going to the A&E first. Given my shoulder is actually in place now and its more of a question of additional scans / checks and physio, I don't really see the point of going to A&E now? Seems strange that I'd have to sit amongst badly hurt people to then speak to someone about getting a check up...
So my next question was - I have private medical. I understand that given the potential waiting lists of weeks (if not months) for scans / physio, I may be best off going straight for private? Again my GP was most unhelpful not being able to refer to a local specialist, having to rely on Pru Health to appoint one.
Seems like such a simple problem but I'm a bit stuck now - any advice greatly appreciated.