"Blood testing protocol at my local medical centre"
About: Swanswell Loughborough Swanswell Loughborough LE11 3AB http://www.swanswell.org/
Posted by MV (as ),
I am in drug treatment and I was advised to have a blood test for Hep a, b and c and HIV. I attempted to book an appointment with a nurse at reception. However, I was advised that only the Dr can request the test.
I stated that my drug worker (who works at the surgery in shared care) had advised I need the test. However, this made no difference.
I feel this kind of procedure is a waste of the Drs valuable time. As the patient I knew what I wanted. Surely once the appointment was made with the nurse I could have told her what test I needed?