"Long waiting time for dermatology appointment"
About: NHS Grampian NHS Grampian
Posted by Gmac123456 (as ),
I am actually yet to see the Dermatology unit, it has been 18 weeks since I was referred. I haven't received any correspondence from the hospital or GP.
I have called the Dermatology unit and was told the waiting time is around 6-8 months. This is very alarming and disappointing. I was made aware by the Veterans agency that I may be entitled to NHS priority service as I'd served over 7 years in the British Army. I have chased this up with my GP so hopefully something happens soon. My last appointment in the south of England took 2 weeks. 18 Weeks is unacceptable.
On the NHS Grampian website it says "for routine appointments or hospital treatment, you should not have to wait longer than 18 weeks. "
If there is a long waiting list then why wasn't I informed? I feel you are not meeting targets.