Do you think I am within my rights?
We had our medicals on 13th November and all was well. Petes daughter is 16 so expected her to have blood test but Dr said as she ws not coming she didn't need one. Now LCU have requested it. It is bad enough that it has to be at the same Drs. They live in Northamptonshire and Drs in in Sheffield, an hour from us in Lincolnshire. Now the Drs want to charge us £20 + VAT for the pleasure of their time as well as the £25 for the blood test. I am quite happy to pay for the blood test as we would have anyway but am a bit miffed at having to pay the other money. In total it will cost the best part of £50 which atr this time of year will struggle to find. I am going to ring the practice manager on new years eve (she is not in til then) and see if I can get them to omit this extra cost after all it is their fault we have to pay it as we were quite prepared for Sarah to have it done there and then. We have already paid them over £1000 for the medicals. Do you think I am within my rights. Would you do it?
Hope you all had a great christmas.
If she's not coming then i can't see why they want to do the test ?? But i suppose they call the shots and if they say" jump" you say" how high ???"
50 pounds in the scheme of things to a better life or not coming is a small price to pay.
I wouldn't make waves.... There's plenty here to play in later.;)
I wouldn't bicker with any of the practice support staff. It isn't worth wasting your breath.
I'd insist on seeing the PD who did the original meds and I'd tell him that ifhe had listened to you in the first place, your daughter's bloods could and wuld have been done at the same time as the meds for the rest of the family. Therefore unless he wants his practice named and shamed on the web (plus a formal complaint made to the Australian High Commission in London) for giving advice which turns out not to accord with DIAC'e requirements, the PD would like to do this blood test for free in the circs, would he not?
Bicker with the organ grinder alone, I suggest. I would simply tell the monkeys, "I will discuss this direct with your boss and he/she will instruct you about what to do later." I really would simply leave it at that.
The relevant lady at the AHC takes a very dim view of medics in the UK who mess visa applicants about. If you need her contact details, please let me know.
shame about all these additional things to do. it's hard enough as it is!!!!
and i can see your point of having £50 or not ... especially with so much you have to pay during the whole process anyways!
but then again if it gets you to oz ....
just a silly question: why the same doctor???? what if your child lives abroad?!?!?!
there must be a different solution to this...
Must agree with Gill talk to the panel doc why should you have to pay for his mistake they have training to know what they are doing.
be carefull about naming and shameing I did that about the panel doc we used when our meds got held in customs for HIS mistake and cost us 200 quid to get release. I named him on british expats and someone rung and told him (tosser) and he has warned us with legal action so had to remove it. but have told him to pay our duty or we will report him. So tell doc if you have to pay for his time you will report his error.
Good luck. these doctors have got to big for their boots.
Good luck Tray. I would do what Gollywobbler says! If it doesnt help just think of the day you get your visa!!! That should see you through!!
Steve and Tina, can you not post a thread about "A certain PD" without saying his name then invite people to ask you who via PM???
I would speak to the practice manager explain the problems travelling etc and ask her to speak to the Dr concerned and come back to you. Put it there hands.
Many be they can send you the blood form than you can have the blood taken at your local surgery and then get it sent by courier. I know this will cost you the price of the courier but if the Dr agrees than it is a solution.
There is no way you should go for a medical and be informed a family member do not need a blood test when they do. The doctors you went to have not carried out the medicals in accordance with what the Australian visa people request.
Not really sure what the best thing is to do, but can sense the panic and stress in your post, and wanted to let you know that were thinking of you.
Sending you a PIA hug.xxx
Whoops I called you tray!!!! I always miss letters out when i type!!!