"I must pay to see a specialist despite low income"

About: Shropshire and Staffordshire

(as the patient),

In June 2013 I had a CT scan to confirm I have a trapped ner in my neck and spine. Also, after an accident in August 2012, my spine C4, C5, C6 has moved to my right side.

Hospital NHS Telford recommended my GP for further investigation and see neurological specialist. After one year, nothing happened. I must book a private appointment with neurologist in Shrewsbury.

It is really poor care for patients in Telford, and with my low income I must pay to see a specialist. That is not a very good standard in the UK for a health service.

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