"Failure to comply with NHS Constitution"
About: Leicester General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Leicester General Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics LE5 4PW
Posted by circumflex (as ),
The NHS Constitution is clear and specific. It states that you will receive treatment for a non-urgent condition within 18 weeks of diagnosis.
I have a diagnosis for shoulder impingement in writing from February of last year from University Hospitals Leicester. The General Hospital to be specific.
When I was seen in February of last year I didn't even have a physical examination but I would confirm the diagnosis as being correct. I have been told that I can expect an ultrascan within six months, 18 months after my initial diagnosis, which still doesn't represent treatment.
It would be simpler, and more honest for UHL Leicester to state that they don't adhere to the NHS Constitution and that they don't handle non-emergency conditions.
I have been trying to make the parliamentary and Health Ombudsman read the NHS Constitution and have now contacted my MP.