SakuraHoshi wrote: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.
The hell is his problem?
Agreed. You're paying for the medical, you aren't expecting the NHS to foot the bill... Silly man
Don't feel too bad about it.
I got my medical and x-ray done yesterday, at a total of £90. Yet another different quote on this thread!
Jenita wrote:I got a confirmation email the morning after I sent mine - and I think I was one of the first (on here anyway) to send one out. Maybe the Monday after results? Email was there when I woke up on Tuesday morning. But, someone did say they got an email or something warning them that ACRO are really busy, so I guess the responses are going to get cumulatively longer to happen. No harm in ringing to find out though!
Well I did end up ringing ACRO and apparently they haven't received my documents although the royal mail confirmed that they've been delivered
The guy apologised for the error and said that he'll be back in touch with more information... So in the meantime I went and made another request through Lothian and Borders Police, and the man at the desk said they were being processed in around 28 days at the moment which made me feel a little better! At worst I'll end up with 2 checks, but it's better than waiting on documents that may never turn up...
Glad I had my medical before I phoned ACRO or my blood pressure would've been through the roof