It has been brought to my attention, that as part of the NHS cost cutting measures, a leading London Gynaecologist has been told to discharge all of his patients and reassess their need to see him one by one.
This is yet another terrifying assault on the sick and disabled, which, if replicated around the country, would cause great distress and anxiety. The doctor himself is apologetic and dismayed that he needs to put his patients though this.
If you've ever fought long years for a diagnosis or needed to be referred on for more specialist care at a large city hospital outside of your own health authority, this shakes the very foundations of your care, the very covenant you hold with the NHS. Relationships are built up over many years with a good consultant and any threat to that can be like the threat of losing a partner.
Will patients be re-assessed on need or cost?
Will patients be re-assessed on need or on where they live?
**If you have experienced a similar process at your hospital or under any form of specialist care, please let me know in the comments below, or by contacting me on Facebook (Sue Marsh) or Twitter (@suey2y).
Finally, please make sure this reaches the widest possible audience by clicking on the Facebook or Twitter buttons below or at the top right of this article. Ask friends that you know receive specialist care. This must not become a UK wide process.