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I am fortunate in rarely having to use the NHS services as I have never been unwell enough to visit hospital. Long story short ripped my calf muscle quite badly last week when in Florida & being a typical bloke just put up with some pretty severe pain when walking etc, despite being severly nagged by SWMBO to "get it seen to". I've been in in Edinburgh for the last few days & noticed that the pain is just as bad but now my foot has started to bruise& go a horrible colour & the ankle is significantly swollen which TBH gave me a bit of a fright. So went off the the Western General in Edinburgh where I was seen within 10 minutes of arriving & the nurse has eased my concerns - I did make the mistake of trying to self diagnose on the web which made matters worse. Well done NHS Scotland - great service & good advice on how to heal this poxy injury.
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Was it just blood settling at the lowest point? My toes went black after damaging some ligaments in my foot, thought it was going to get amputated!!!
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So they said, yes. I feared the worst but it seems self web based daignosis is the bane of the NHS & I was worrying over nowt. I guess what gave me a fright was that it has taken 9 days for this to happen

Phil

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yes, but what is the injury that's resulted in the dependent bruising? sure it's a muscle tear and not a tendo-Achilles rupture? I ask as the treatment (especially after 10 days) is different
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Latest satisfaction figures. They're rather high. Analysis, with a twist, from Full Fact. Jonathan - See more at: http://www.lotus7.club/forum/chitchat/nhs-2#sthash.QC098wII.dpuf

obviously not many contributers from East Surrey vicinity!

appalling care whilst my wife was there last year after a problem with bowel surgey.

the place essentially shuts down at the weekends and the wards are run by the tea boys!

not had many good experiences there as a family!

 

 

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Thanks for this JK. I was going to post up this weekend to ask you why the survey was showing an improvement. It seems that it is more a show of support for the nhs 

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It seems that it is more a show of support for the nhs

It's an intriguing idea, but even Full Fact only assess it as an educated guess. I can't see a way from the existing data to test it properly. It would be good if someone picked this up and studied it.

So i'm not convinced, and if it were a big effect it should show up in a big effect of recent encounter on satisfaction if genuine satisfaction were low.

The overall figures are pretty impressive. But see the corresponding findings for social care!

Jonathan

PS: See also the very high level of trust in healthcare professionals: any suggestions the same effect might be in play?

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Sounds nasty Phil. Hope better soon. Its nearly blatting season...

You competing this year?

Might see you at Penn.

Cheers,

Martiin