About: NHS Tayside / East Scotland Breast Screening Centre NHS Tayside East Scotland Breast Screening Centre Dundee DD1 9SY
Posted by TM68 (as ),
Had my first mammogram today via NHS Tayside Breast Screening Service. Very efficient, very brisk, but completely without any personality or empathy whatsoever. Most NHS appointments and procedures I have experienced in other disciplines highlights the amazing empathy and friendliness of NHS staff.
I left today feeling like a piece of meat with a number.
Given most women are likely to feel slightly anxious for these appointments, perhaps staff should be reminded that this is not a daily occurrence for us like it is for them. I was reminded it was a 6 minute slot before I went in. Even if 1 minute of that was spared for some humanity, it would feel so much better.
I had to sit in my car for a few minutes afterward as it was such an unpleasant experience. Time is obviously money, but please, don't make it so obvious that targets are more important than people!