" I only had to wait about a week before being contacted to arrange an appointment date"
About: Telford referral and quality service (TRAQS) Telford referral and quality service (TRAQS) TF7 4BF
Posted by Imperial67 (as ),
The GP I saw was not my regular GP as I would have had to wait longer or go to another branch of a surgery to see him. The consultation was therefore somewhat more formal than with my regular GP but was nevertheless efficient and to the point.
However I was not told that the TRAQS team would be handling the referral and had not heard of them until I had contacted them to try and make an appointment. Previously referrals (some years ago) had been handled directly by the hospital concerned I assured this would be the same.
Apart from that, I only had to wait about a week before being contacted to arrange an appointment date. On the day of the appointment the staff were polite and helpful, and though the clinic was busy I didn't have to wait an excessive amount of time to be seen by a consultant.
I was also pleased that they were able to do my pre-op assessment on the same day, rather than having to go back another day.