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Morning My DM's DP has a history of heart attacks etc. (So does my DM hence her worry and general moodiness about it) Every few nights he's getting up with chest pains, taking his GTN spray and waiting until it subsides. The most he has taken his spray in one night is 3 times. Obviously DM is worried and moody because he doesn't wake her. Although I have insomnia, I seem to be asleep when these happen! So, my question. If I phone 111, can he "override" their decision to go to a&e and just see the OOH (who I'm guessing will listen to his heart and escalate if needed)?
Well my plan is to stay up tonight and see if he gets up. If he does I'll do I "you phone them or I will, I don't want you getting any poor liver, maybe they just need to give you a stronger spray, whatever". Either I'll phone (then hand phone over) or he'll phone. I'll give him a lift to OOH (which is at the same place as A&E). Sorted. Then the doctor can see what he needs. He really won't go to A&E and he wouldn't entertain paramedics but, I think, he really really needs to be seen and I'm thinking a "normal" GP is the easiest way of getting him sorted IYKWIM