Long story short. My mate has been told he should get a scan to see if anything broken in the back (checking out the spine and that), but it'll cost over £200 so we suggested that he should get in contact with his GP and get it done on the NHS. He came back and said the GP are refusing to refer him for a scan and said that he such get it done privately.
surely, he's paying his tax and the NHS should provide a service. I was shocked when he told me that he'd been refused. Where does he stand now?
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ok, I did say long story short, but I guess it was too short... sorry.
He'd been in a car accident, and been to physio to sort out the whiplash and back pain. The physio says some areas of the spine doesn't seem right and suggested a scan at the cost of over £200. With Xmas coming up, money is short.
GP says he's too young for a scan. I was under the impression this was for x-rays - don't they limit the number of time you have an x-ray?