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Beam10 said on 25 October 2011

The second tip above says that we have a right to choose a hospital for treatment. Fine to say that but what GPs may do can be different. My GP refused me my choice only 16 miles away and just offered me the three hospitals in their local hospital trust. This is for general surgery which all hospitals do. The local NHS trust via PALS could not suggest why he would do that. I suspect its a funding issue. The PALS is a joke. They rarely answer their telephones and are mostly volunteers with no detailed knowledge of the NHS. They have no executive powers and will not intervene with your problems.