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I just thought I would let you know that I have found out some interesting information. If Kings College agree to surgery, from that point on they have twenty weeks in which to operate. That covers non-urgent cases too. They have no specific guidelines for urgent cases but aim to do them in twelve weeks. The clock starts from the second the surgeon utters the words that you need surgery.
The national guideline is 26 weeks. Kings just aim to do it quicker! Ho! Ho! The good news is that if they don't operate in 26 weeks from the surgeon telling you that you need surgery then you can have the choice of going private on the NHS.
For those of you that have been waiting a long time, challange them with these facts. Play them at their own game, quote back their own official guidelines. In my case it is quite simple as from the date I was referred to Kings College they are the only people now involved in my care. I appreciate it is harder if your GP and possibly a referring hospital are involved too. But once the surgeon/consultant has uttered those words, the clock starts ticking........don't be fobbed off!!!
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