Medicals question

Old Apr 20th 2012, 2:52 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
jjsebba's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Palmerston North
Posts: 156
jjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nice
Question Medicals question

Hi
My husband doesn't have a GP. Hasn't had one since he was 16. (He hasn't needed one thankfully, and there's always A&E!)

Would you advise that he registers with one now before we have our medicals? I'd hate to turn up for our appointments and have to do them again because of this reason.
Thanks
jjsebba is offline  
Old Apr 20th 2012, 10:30 pm
  #2  
MODERATOR
 
MrsFychan's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Wellington - I miss Castles, the NHS & English school system
Posts: 8,864
MrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medicals question

you have to used an approved medical assessor for the medicals so really no reason to just sign up for an GP for that reason.
On a day to day getting registered with a GP I would thought would be something he should do anyway just for peace of mind
MrsFychan is offline  
Old Apr 21st 2012, 4:34 am
  #3  
Queen of the Underworld
 
Persephone's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: In NZ!
Posts: 4,785
Persephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medicals question

Have a look on the NZIS website-they have a list of approved Panel doctors which you have to use. Phone round to compare costs as they can vary quite a lot. You need to have a medical, chest XRay and blood/urine tests.
Persephone is offline  
Old Apr 21st 2012, 11:53 am
  #4  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
jjsebba's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Palmerston North
Posts: 156
jjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nice
Default Re: Medicals question

Thanks all. He's been in the UK 12 years and not needed a GP as we have other good alternatives that suit better, like walk in centres and A&E. It would be a pain to register just for this especially if it's unnecessary.
jjsebba is offline  
Old Apr 22nd 2012, 4:39 am
  #5  
It is what it is Member
 
simonsi's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
Posts: 2,793
simonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Medicals question

It is irrelevant as far as I can tell, he doesnt have a medical history by definition so the only possible complication will be if something shows up in his medical that needs referring to his GP - but that wont be changed one jot by registering with a GP now.

Just do the meds with a panel doctor and take any problems from there in the unlikely event there are any. Walk-in centres etc will have records if needed anyway.
simonsi is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.