Unreliable health

Whilst I thoroughly believe that the NHS is the best organisation to supply health services, I would also like to press for timely health services.

But because many NHS services now also provide dual private services, especially dentists, I find it difficult to get proper treatment plans.

I always find myself on the back-burner of attention.

Before I got a NHS dentist, the practise I used to attend, always fitted me in between the paying patients with very little time allocated for my treatment.

Now currently, with the NHS, I have been given a date to extract a very important tooth in my mouth, the tooth holds a denture in place but no plan whatsoever for the replacement of the denture.

I have now had to pull out of volunteering both for the British Swimming Championships and the UEFA World cup as volunteer because I do not get NHS treatment plans and/or predictions on how my health treatment will be progressed.

Some organisations do not mind using older volunteers, but also the older you get, the more health needs you may have.

Last year I felt invincible and worked on many national and world class events without any problems.

Since then I developed Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot, and Gout all over my body and also have dental problems.

Gout comes and goes in attacks but I made the doctor aware 3 years ago that I feel this is a problem for me but then gotten no treatment for it. Now it has taken a turn for the worst and Internet research shows me that Gout will never go away but will progressively get worst if untreated.

It is only now that I have been given some tablets, which need several weeks to establish.

Yet the competitions are held in April to June but I cannot be expected to go there without teeth and work as volunteer when nothing is agreed on how they plan to replace my denture.

The NHS knows that my lower jaw has been deformed through previous medical treatment, yet they do not want to give me dentures that are suitable for that condition. They keep on giving me dentures which are made of metal or plastic and constantly break.

Of course that forces me to pull out and give the organsations a chance to replace me with somebody else.

All these things take time to arrange.

 

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