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67. Re: Skyrim Versus ThreatFire Aug 9, 2012, 12:12 Matshock
Let me Google that for you: (you're going to have to stitch these together because Blues doesn't like long URLs)



You have the right to start your consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from referral, unless you choose to wait longer, or it is clinically appropriate that you wait longer.

If it is not possible to be seen within the maximum waiting time, the primary care trust (PCT) or strategic health authority (SHA) that commissions your treatment must investigate and offer you a range of suitable alternative hospitals or community clinics that would be able to see or treat you more quickly.

But then there's this:

Patients with urgent conditions such as cancer and heart disease, will be able to be seen and receive treatment more quickly. For example, you have the right to be seen by a specialist within a maximum of two weeks from GP referral for urgent referrals where cancer is suspected.

OH, but then there's this:

Note: Referrals for investigations of breast symptoms where cancer is not initially suspected are not urgent referrals for suspected cancer, therefore, they fall outside the scope of this right.

Sorry women, you're less equal.

Oh and then there's this, the coup de grace:


The right to be seen within maximum waiting times does not apply:
If you choose to wait longer.
If delaying the start of your treatment is in your best clinical interests, for example where stopping smoking or losing weight is likely to improve the outcome of the treatment.
If it is clinically appropriate for your condition to be actively monitored in secondary care without clinical intervention or diagnostic procedures at that stage.
If you fail to attend appointments that you had chosen from a set of reasonable options, or
If the treatment is no longer necessary.
The following services are not covered by the right:
Non-medical consultant-led mental health services, and
Maternity services.

And let me throw in a little Liverpool Care Pathway on top:



This is the last time I will answer your lazy and ignorant requests.
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