"Patients should be able to request doctor of their own gender"

About: Telford referral and quality service (TRAQS)

(as the patient),

Referred by GP to local hospital at Telford and had a prompt appointment for 5 weeks later. Arrived early and was seen promptly.

I would add that you might request of patients if they would prefer to see a doctor or consultant of their own gender. I am not bothered about this, but I think some patients might be.

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Response from Chloe Jones, TRAQS Patient Advisor, Telford and Wrekin CCG

Dear 'Address608 '

Thank you for your feedback which is much appreciated. We are pleased to hear that your referral was arranged in an efficient manner. I note that your comment in regards to requesting a same sex doctor/consultant relates to Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust/Royal Shrewsbury Hospital NHS Trust and as such we are unable to comment on their behalf.

Please may we direct you the Patient Advice Liaison Officer (PALS). They will will be able to look into this further for you.

PALS PRH - 01952 282888

PALS RSH - 01743 261691

Thank you again for taking the time to respond.

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