Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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bobby123
bobby123 Community member Posts: 227 Pioneering
I applied for blue badge and they have asked to speak to my doctor or specialist for my crohns disease problem is my doctor and nurse at the hospital are busy and won't do it.
What shall I do

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  • bobby123
    bobby123 Community member Posts: 227 Pioneering
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    tomm said:
    bobby123 said:
    I applied for blue badge and they have asked to speak to my doctor or specialist for my crohns disease problem is my doctor and nurse at the hospital are busy and won't do it.
    What shall I do

    They should provide a report and your GP should have a copy of that report
    My GP doesn't know a lot about my crohns as I am going to a hospital for treatment not a gp
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,191 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2023
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    Do you have some evidence that you can send to support your claim? 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bobby123
    bobby123 Community member Posts: 227 Pioneering
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    Do you have some evidence that you can send to support your claim? 
    I sent the evidence and letter summaries from the hospital but this wasn't enough, they want to speak to my hospital
  • bobby123
    bobby123 Community member Posts: 227 Pioneering
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    tomm said:
    bobby123 said:
    tomm said:
    bobby123 said:
    I applied for blue badge and they have asked to speak to my doctor or specialist for my crohns disease problem is my doctor and nurse at the hospital are busy and won't do it.
    What shall I do

    They should provide a report and your GP should have a copy of that report
    My GP doesn't know a lot about my crohns as I am going to a hospital for treatment not a gp

    Didn't your GP refer you to the hospital, i thought this was normal procedure ?
    He did but doesn't know a lot about my crohns other the the letters the hospital send him.
    I have also read some councils don't give a blue badge for crohns
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,191 Disability Gamechanger
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    All local Authorities have their own rules if you don't automatically qualify.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • 2oldcodgers
    2oldcodgers Posts: 743 Connected
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    All local Authorities have their own rules if you don't automatically qualify.
    Agreed, in my council area it is imperative that if you want a BB and are not entitled to one via DLA/PIP you have to have had a Needs Assessment with Social Services and that that report advises that a walking frame or wheelchair is needed to get about. Anything less such as a walking stick or crutch is not accepted.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @bobby123

    I would also ask again at your GP as with my GP, my hospital notes for my Ulcerative Colitis are shared via a different system and not always uploaded to the GPs, so they have to go digging. Hopefully your council will allow you a blue badge, I remember that anxiety and impracticality of having to park so far from the bathrooms. 
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