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How do I get a second opinion...

(8 Posts)
HHH3 Wed 29-Jul-15 20:37:58

For my 2 year old DS? Do I just go to the GP and ask to be referred to someone else? Or is there a different way to go about it?

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 29-Jul-15 23:04:47

I'd phone in the morning and say you'd like an appointment as you recently had one with y but you would like a second opinion.

HHH3 Thu 30-Jul-15 07:14:47

Sorry - I didn't make my op clear. He's seen a consultant and I want a second opinion. Do I go back to the GP and ask to be referred elsewhere?

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 30-Jul-15 21:40:00

If you have the money, you could find out if there is a paved who specialises in your DSs condition and pay for a consultation.

BestIsWest Thu 30-Jul-15 21:41:56

That's what I did OP. I researched first and found someone I wanted to be referred to and my GP wrote to him.

BestIsWest Thu 30-Jul-15 21:44:08

to get a GP referral ink{http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/gp-referrals.aspx\www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/gp-referrals.asp]]x}. You are entitled to a second opinion.

BestIsWest Thu 30-Jul-15 21:44:57

link

Twodogsandahooch Fri 31-Jul-15 17:33:00

Yes - go to your GP and ask to be referred to a different hospital/consultant. This is a very common scenario. HCPs won't think you are being difficult or awkward.

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