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How do I get an appointment with a vey good dermatologist? I think I'm covered with Bupa
Do I go via my GP? For a private recommendation? So far the NHS has let me and my poor skin down badly Do I look up someone in the phone book? I'm getting desperate for some effective treatment for my poor angry spot-prone skin. Any help much appreciated.
Thanks, I've made a GP apt and will go from there. I'm hoping that going private may enable the dermatologist to use a wider repertoire of treatment modes. I may be deluded, but so far the NHS have done as little as possible to help me and with no visible results.
Ameliagrey- I live in Cambridge. I'm hoping that there will be someone in or around Addenbrookes that will help. Where is your dermo rec?
DS2 was referred via our GP to a dermatologist based at the Nuffield Hospital in Cambridge. I can't remember his name, but it was just a standard GP referral. He was great and things got sorted very quickly.
More generally, IME most of the private referrals in Cambridge end up with you seeing an Addenbrookes-based consultant who also runs a private clinic at either the Nuffield or at the Cambridge Lea.
The dermo is based in 2 places- Kings Lynn (NHS mainly there I think) and Hitchin. Both my son and daughter have seen her- DD for acne, DS for severe eczema. She is lovely. Her name is Dr Christina Grreen.
If you saw her in Hitchin, you can walk to the private hospital from train station- 5 munutes.
Thanks everyone for recs and advice; I'll ask ab Dr Green when I see GP on Sat.
I feel like there is a picture emerging that going private gets better results in an area like dermatology. Is that the consensus here? This will be my first time using a private provider for medical issues- provided I get an apt etc.
I mean no offence to our overstretched NHS. Obviously spending has to be allocated and prioritised carefully etc...