I would also like:
- to see the same consultant every time I go to gastroenterology
- to wait less than 4 months for my 'rushed through' appointment to discuss azathioprine (still waiting...)
- to have access to drugs and therapies that are not yet even being considered by NICE
- not to be told by a consultant that he can't help me unless I do exactly as he says even when I have serious reservations
- to be able to get a prescrition from the hospital rather than having to make appointments with my GP that are a minimum of 2 weeks away
- to not have to experience the farce that is sitting in front of my consultant while he dictates a letter to my work, which he then emails to SOUTH AFRICA to be typed up and posted back to the UK...
- to get a blood test without having to wait for over an hour clutching a Tesco-deli ticket
- to have an appointment for an x-ray/scan that does not involve a wait of hours
- better pay and conditions for my wife - a nurse (yes, we are the classic key worker family)
- and so on and so on and so on ad infinitum.
And while he's at it he can bloody well go and find a cure for UC. I am not a Conservative voter. But I am not happy with my experience of the NHS as a sufferer of chronic illness.
The NHS, in my opinion, is much like the current economic situation - a hugely important issue used as a political football. Instead of cheap, and indeed faintly ludicrous, point-scoring opportunities isn't it about time political parties worked together to reach a solution instead of vacuous polemic and rhetoric?
It's not staying on a ward with other people that bothers me, it's the inexorable demise of our health system.