- Hospitaltrackworld – Scans
They’ll only do it one stage at a time. So they’d cover the tests, then once an op is confirmed they’d probably cover that. They just won’t commit to the whole shebang. I think part of the reason for this is they have their own hospitals, so I wouldn’t be treated by the same people.Posted 4 years agobenjamins11Member
As someone who works in the NHS I would suggest that waiting for an outpatient CT shouldn’t be that long – certainly probably alot less long than the surgery – so its probably not going to slow the process a great deal. Having the scan done on another site, on another computer system is likely to be a right pain in the arse for your clinicians to look up too (shouldnt be, but IT issues are generally a bit crap). On top of that the surgeon may well want the scan reported by a radiologist they know and trust – not some locum they dont know.
I’d just wait and have it done on the nhs.Posted 4 years agophil.wMember
On top of that the surgeon may well want the scan reported by a radiologist they know and trust – not some locum they dont know.
If you work in the NHS you should also know there’s a good chance private scans are done by NHS staff earning extra money on days off. And therefore well known to the surgeon.Posted 4 years ago
So I’ve been under treatment with an ENT consultant for the past 3 months. He’s now happy that I need an operation, but will first need a CT scan to “map out” my sinuses, they’ll then schedule the op.
I have access to private health insurance who are happy to pay for the scan in an effort to speed up the process. I asked the consultant’s secretary to change the scan referal to a private one. She said they wouldn’t be able to do that because once you leave the NHS process you can’t get back on it, so I’d need a private consultant to review the results and then arrange the op.
Does this sound right to people? My insurance company are questioning whether they can say that, they have a duty of care to make sure I’m treated.Posted 4 years ago
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