"New Consultant in Lupus Clinic"

About: Leicester Royal Infirmary / Rheumatology

I had a regular routine appointment on 26 Sep 2016 and saw a Consultant I had not seen before.

This appointment was excellent.

The consultant apologised for the delay immediately and then explained my blood activity, levels, and how they related to Lupus in me.

I mentioned current aches and pains as usual, and the consultant examined me, then gave me the choice between oral medication or an injection.

My dignity was maintained throughout, with the provision of a gown, curtains being drawn, and the minimum requirement for undressing.I have had SLE for over 26 years, and this was the first time someone took time to show me current blood activity and how that related to me individually.

It gave me a better understanding of my wellbeing than ever before.

I hope this consultant remains in the Lupus clinic.

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Response from University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.

We're really pleased to hear that you were happy with the level of care provided in Rheumatology at the Royal Infirmary. We will pass your lovely comments on to the team involved.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Your feedback is really important to us.

Kind regards

Communications Team

Leicester's Hospitals