"Don't leave it to the Registrar"
About: Salisbury District Hospital Salisbury District Hospital Salisbury SP2 8BJ
Posted by David Beaton
Having recently undergone rhyizolysis for chronic back pain I attended a follow up outpatients clinic. I was seen by a registrar rather than the consultant who clearly had not familiarised himself with my case. After a brief conversation when I explained that I was still in pain he left to obtain advice from the consultant and returned to say that nothing more could be done in my case other than pain management to be organised through my GP. A letter was written to my GP 4 weeks later with no copy to me. I was therefore left in limbo with no indication if other courses of treatment might be available. An explanation direct from the consultant would at least have been reassuring.