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Normal for GP to wait almost a week before sending the referral?

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Re: Normal for GP to wait almost a week before sending the referral?

Finally got my appointment date. It's not until the 2nd June though! That will be 6 weeks from when i went to my doctors until then!! These past few weeks have dragged on and now i have to wait another 4 weeks!! So much for the doctor saying i will be seen within 2 weeks!

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Re: Normal for GP to wait almost a week before sending the referral?

Thanks CelticK

I called them the day after I posted this to make sure the referral had been sent in, which it had. I was told it would take a few days for them to get an appointment set for me so I guess it is just a case of waiting. Very frustrating though! I was really scared at first but now I feel a lot more calm. Not sure if the nerves will crop up again once the appointment comes through.
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Re: Normal for GP to wait almost a week before sending the referral?

Hope that you get seen soon. My GP sent the referral by fax the same morning, and the hospital phoned to book an appointment a few hours later....9 days from referral to appointment. Might be worth chasing your doctor again....mentioning the NICE guidelines might give them a nudge, as they should be getting you seen within 2 weeks. thinking of you x
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Re: Normal for GP to wait almost a week before sending the referral?

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Normal for GP to wait almost a week before sending the referral?

Called breast clinic today to make sure they had my new address to find that they haven't even had a referral through for me?! Called GP and the receptionist said "oh, we have it here and are sending it out today". Is it normal for them to wait almost a week before even sending it in? I can't really see me getting seen within two weeks like the GP said.