"DART rejected my referral "
About: Devon Access and Referral Team (DART) Devon Access and Referral Team (DART) Exeter EX1 1PQ
Posted by pinballwizard (as ),
In my previous story I told of my referral being rejected out of hand by Dart.
Here we are 2 months later having spent a very painful summer and £400 to find out what was wrong with my foot. Having been to the professionals it now turns out that I do not have what was previously thought but something completely different which the NHS have to deal with.
My point is that if whoever refused me treatment 2 months ago had taken the trouble to make the simplest of enquiries instead of in 2 minutes rejecting me then I would have not had to suffer over the summer and certainly would have not had to spend a lot of money.
The decision to reject should not be done in a couple of minutes and certainly not without further enquiries. My GP would not refer a person if there was any doubt about the requirement for further treatment