"Gastrointestinal referral "
About: Plymouth Teaching PCT Plymouth Teaching PCT Plymouth PL6 5QZ Sentinel Healthcare Southwest Community Interest Company / Referral & Appointment Booking Team Sentinel Healthcare Southwest Community Interest Company Referral & Appointment Booking Team Plymouth PL6 5QZ
Posted by mimblejit (as ),
I was seen by my GP who advised that he would refer me to Derriford hospital after he had done some blood tests at the surgery.
Blood tests completed, and a couple of weeks later while again at the GP's I asked if the referral had been done? The answer "no sorry but I'll get it done now".
I wasn't very happy that this had held up the referral and ultimately left me waiting longer than I should have for an outpatients appointment. I also wonder how long it would have taken the GP to do the referral had I not asked about it.
I was then called by Sentinel, which had not been explained to me by the GP, and the appointment was easily arranged for 4 weeks time.