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Hi

how long does it take to get an ENT specialist referral currently from your GP within the NHS?

(I am weighing up paying for a private consulation vs waiting, that's all, this is not a criticism of the NHS, any limited-funding public service will always have waiting lists/limitations, and at the end of the day if I go private then it frees up one more space for someone who cannot pay)

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Hi

how long does it take to get an ENT specialist referral currently from your GP within the NHS?

(I am weighing up paying for a private consulation vs waiting, that's all, this is not a criticism of the NHS, any limited-funding public service will always have waiting lists/limitations, and at the end of the day if I go private then it frees up one more space for someone who cannot pay)

Your argument is quite compelling, although it's a funny old game. I was in the pub with a guy I know through a local spots club. He had a quadruple bypass seven years ago. He went to hospital for some tests after complaining about breathlessness on a recent holiday. After the tests they told him he could not leave the hospital for fear of him having a fatal heart attack, and had to have the bypass surgery, but that might take 6-8 weeks to get done. He asked about going private, they said 'Well, you'd have to wait until Tuesday'. £15k and 2 weeks later, he was back home recovering.

I'm hesitant about private healthcare in the current system as I think there are instances where it is practically blackmail. However for things that are not urgent, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

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Your argument is quite compelling, although it's a funny old game. I was in the pub with a guy I know through a local spots club. He had a quadruple bypass seven years ago. He went to hospital for some tests after complaining about breathlessness on a recent holiday. After the tests they told him he could not leave the hospital for fear of him having a fatal heart attack, and had to have the bypass surgery, but that might take 6-8 weeks to get done. He asked about going private, they said 'Well, you'd have to wait until Tuesday'. £15k and 2 weeks later, he was back home recovering.

I'm hesitant about private healthcare in the current system as I think there are instances where it is practically blackmail. However for things that are not urgent, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

I feel it is one of those things - it should be everyone's right to a good basic level of healthcare, but it can not be truly universal for practical financial reasons, and at the end of the day you can pay - way way less than 15 k tho in my case!

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I feel it is one of those things - it should be everyone's right to a good basic level of healthcare, but it can not be truly universal for practical financial reasons, and at the end of the day you can pay - way way less than 15 k tho in my case!

Agreed.

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From experience about 2-3 weeks in oldham. Could tell you exactly if I could be arsed to get file out.

Ct scan about three weeks

Next a ppt a few weeks after that

Next a ppt in 8 weeks but will be longer due to them being busy

Some referrals quicker than others but appts screwed up and they cancelled my appt when I got there - not before. That was adult medicine not net though.

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From experience about 2-3 weeks in oldham. Could tell you exactly if I could be arsed to get file out.

Ct scan about three weeks

Next a ppt a few weeks after that

Next a ppt in 8 weeks but will be longer due to them being busy

Some referrals quicker than others but appts screwed up and they cancelled my appt when I got there - not before. That was adult medicine not net though.

specifically what for an Ear Nose Throat surgeon tho? (cheers btw) [ear canal condition not requiring CT scan from discussion with GP, ]

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It'll be a couple of weeks tops ..

Let me dig file out in a bit and I can tell you how long it was. Really not a long wait though

If you start private the nhs won't touch your treatment at all until they repeat all tests from scratch from what I've been told.

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Your argument is quite compelling, although it's a funny old game. I was in the pub with a guy I know through a local spots club. He had a quadruple bypass seven years ago. He went to hospital for some tests after complaining about breathlessness on a recent holiday. After the tests they told him he could not leave the hospital for fear of him having a fatal heart attack, and had to have the bypass surgery, but that might take 6-8 weeks to get done. He asked about going private, they said 'Well, you'd have to wait until Tuesday'. £15k and 2 weeks later, he was back home recovering.

I'm hesitant about private healthcare in the current system as I think there are instances where it is practically blackmail. However for things that are not urgent, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

happened to me in McDs...I asked for a big mac, 20 mins they said, or if I slipped the chef a £10er, right away.

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specifically what for an Ear Nose Throat surgeon tho? (cheers btw) [ear canal condition not requiring CT scan from discussion with GP, ]

I was told 3 months max. I have been waiting for about 2 now and heard nothing.

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I was told 3 months max. I have been waiting for about 2 now and heard nothing.

Sounds wrong to me .. You had no letter from hospital or booking system?

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Sounds wrong to me .. You had no letter from hospital or booking system?

Nah ****** all. Just checked was 23rd of March so that is 2 months.

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