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to refuse another appointment for dd?

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Letthemtalk Wed 03-Dec-14 10:09:29

In September dd dislocated her kneecap, pretty traumatic at the time, but she has recovered really well. So far we've had 3 physio appointments. At the first the physio couldn't believe how well she was doing, got done exercises to do. At next appointment knee almost back to full movement, got harder exercises. At last appointment knee back to full movement, no pain, just a little weaker than the other. Student physio said we would just need a telephone appointment next. Hospital is a 30 minute drive both ways, nightmare parking, means time off school and work for me. Just had a message left that she wants us to make another appointment in a couple of weeks just to review.

I work for the NHS, with the head of ahps, I know the waiting times for physio, I know the aim is to stop dependence on services and get people back to independence.

Wibu to refuse to make another unnecessary appointment?

Poledra Wed 03-Dec-14 10:16:19

Well, I guess I'd call them and discuss if it's necessary. Maybe because it was a student physio they need someone else who's fully-qualified to check the knee and make sure the student was correct in their assessment of the progress.

Letthemtalk Wed 03-Dec-14 10:21:48

I was considering cancelling the last appointment and spoke to a colleague who has overall responsibility for physio services. She advised me not to cancel, but to use it as an opportunity to educate the student about when to discharge. Knee was checked by senior physio.

Actually, aibu was the wrong place for this because I know ianbu, I just need to not crumble!

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