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Hi everyone,

I'm borrowing my wife's login, I hope you don't mind.

My wife's specialist has been fantastic and we've been travelling to Liverpool from Scotland to see him for a number of years now.

It's been a big blow but he's being forcefully retired due to his age. :mad: He's more than capable of doing his job so we really don't see who this helps? Certainly not the patients!
He's better than any other doctor we've ever seen (And we've seen a few.) and it all seems just like a cost cutting exercise to us.
Unfortunatley we've been to see the local Rhumy and he's not filled either my wife nor myself with any confidence which leaves us concerned for the future.

Does anyone know of a decent Lupus Specialist in Scotland we could transfer to?
 

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The Rhumey I've been seeing (only twice so far) is really nice and he's obviously Lupus aware as thats the direction he seems to be thinking about me in currently (I've no idea if he's a specialist though). He is called Mr Birrell and he's based at Wansbeck & Newcastle but he does a clinic in Berwick Upon Tweed once a month - that's where i go. Of course, that could be a longer journey than liverpool depending on where you are in scotland. Hope you find someone suitable soon.
 

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Shadow girl;508297 said:
The Rhumey I've been seeing (only twice so far) is really nice and he's obviously Lupus aware as thats the direction he seems to be thinking about me in currently (I've no idea if he's a specialist though). He is called Mr Birrell and he's based at Wansbeck & Newcastle but he does a clinic in Berwick Upon Tweed once a month - that's where i go. Of course, that could be a longer journey than liverpool depending on where you are in scotland. Hope you find someone suitable soon.
Thanks for replying. It's a fair journey but not as large as Liverpool :)
 

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Directory of Specialists

It's the husband again.

I may have found something useful and cheap that could help a few more people around here.

It's a Directory of Doctors & Specialists which covers thier interests. You can search for the interest of lupus or sle from their menu and find specialists and doctors who are actually interested.

They only charge £3 for a 2hr time slot to search anything and everything.
The link is: w w w dot specialistinfo dot com you'll have to change the "dots" for "." sorry about that but the forum won't let me link to a site until i've posted 15times :rotfl:

I hope it helps ;)
 

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Hi there,

I'm not sure where you are in Scotland but I can personally recommend 2 doctors at Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow that are very experienced in lupus and connective tissue diseases.

The only problem is that it is very hard to see the same rheumy at any of the hospitals in the Glasgow area as they are very under resourced.

Let me know if this would be of interest and I can PM you the names - can't remember if I am allowed to mention here.

Hugz,

Pam
 

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No problem with posting names of good doctors Pam ! :)
It's only adverse comments about named doctors that aren't allowed on the forum. That sort of information has to be given by PM.

Clare
 
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