I had my doctors appointment today.
I presented the form, and at first he said 'no way am I filling that in'. I ended up turning on the waterworks and begging, and he relented and filled in the top section. He has referred the rest to another doc, who I will see at some point in the next few weeks and he will refer me for an X ray. But it will be private and the best quote I've had so far is 140 quid.
He made me feel quite guilty by pointing out the number of genuinly ill patients waiting to be seen and here I was taking up his time as a healthy young girl. He concluded by saying that it was 'extremely unfair' and 'extremely unethical' that the Japanese goverment were expecting their new employees to get the NHS to pay for something that is very clearly a private occupational health assessment.
I couldn't agree more with him.
Sorry for the negativity but this whole JET recruitment experience has left me with a rather bad taste in my mouth. The amount of hoops we're having to jump through, and I'm not even guaranteed a place!
Of course, all wll be forgiven if I get upgraded!