Bullying is still around, in all kinds of ways. I moved at end of January, and registered with new GP. Told him my history (boring) and asked for referral to local cancer hospital for check-ups.
Ten weeks later, have had four letters and two telephone calls telling me I am on waiting lists – but NO consultant appointments, no check-ups – nothing. Today came yet another phone call to ask “do you still need…?” Yes, believe it or not, I still need appointments. Suspect this is a subtle way to find if I have got fed up and gone private, but I refuse to admit that I am scared and have done this, although I still need NHS appointments for regular check-ups. I suppose I might be on waiting list until Christmas, just in time for the next six-monthly check-ups.
I call my new GP yet again, and ask what has happened re referrals? I can sense he is unhappy too, and ask if I can help move these along. Yes, if I could get him a list of the different clinics I will need to attend, he will write a letter to each one – what a waste of his time. He gives me the Churchill Hospital’s tel, no. There’s no list on their website, so I phone them to ask “Can you please give me a list of the clinics you run?” Response was “I can’t give medical advice”, The more I tried to point out this was NOT medical, the more I was bullied.
Then I was told “contact your GP” – explained that it was GP who had asked for info – so she hung up. Leaving me realising that the ceased line was just as much bullying as not listening to what I thought was a reasonable request. Bullies!