"My appointment procedure for the vascular clinic"
Posted by Vari (as ),
I was referred by my GP (1 apt).
I was seen by a nurse for an assessment (2nd apt).
I was referred to have the scan done (3rd apt).
I had a scan done, thought I would be a candidate for clarivein treatment, but had to go back to the nurse to be told this (4th apt).
Went to the nurse again who confirmed I would be a candidate and I would need an apt for a stocking fitting; I would receive some information via the post (she could have handed it to me on the day) (postage) (5th apt).
I should then take my stocking along to have the procedure carried out (6th apt).
While the professionals I saw were excellent and I wasn't kept waiting for any of my appointments, I do think this could have been dealt with in 2 or 3 appointments rather than 6?
It might save time, effort and cost within the NHS if some services could be streamlined?