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Private Chest Xray

#1
HQ have asked me to have a CXR to be cleared for immigration to go to America on my elective. It just cost me £83.50 as It had to be done privately .As apparently this reason for having a CXR is not covered by NHS.

Can I claim for this to be re-imbursed since the Army asked me to get this done?

thanks
 
#3
chocolate_frog said:
Couldn't your medcen have arranged this?
Unfortunately not, since I am not under a medcentre at the moment and come under a NHS civilian GP. This is because im a final year medical student with a full medical cadetship.
Perhaps HQ should have arranged for me to go to a medcen, but I had no choice in the matter.
 
#6
medic-matt said:
HQ have asked me to have a CXR to be cleared for immigration to go to America on my elective. It just cost me £83.50 as It had to be done privately .As apparently this reason for having a CXR is not covered by NHS.
Can I claim for this to be re-imbursed since the Army asked me to get this done?

thanks
that sounds like ballocks to me, I have done these in the past, where did you go?

edited to add if anyone else needs one I'll do it for £60 :D
 
#7
Techtechtech said:
medic-matt said:
HQ have asked me to have a CXR to be cleared for immigration to go to America on my elective. It just cost me £83.50 as It had to be done privately .As apparently this reason for having a CXR is not covered by NHS.
Can I claim for this to be re-imbursed since the Army asked me to get this done?

thanks
that sounds like ballocks to me, I have done these in the past, where did you go?

edited to add if anyone else needs one I'll do it for £60 :D
I went to my civilian GP in Manchester to arrange a referal and I was sent to the BMI Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Manchester. If this should have definately been done on the NHS, let me know and I'll wipe the floor with them! :x

Thanks
 
#9
actually no, I presumed that you had access to the military system. we don't charge soldiers but we do charge civvies. £83 is a little steep though, ours is about £68.
 
#10
Also, although the Army actually did the asking, I suspect the Canadians were the ones who decreed the CXR was necessary so its not really th'Army's fault :D
 
#11
Techtechtech said:
actually no, I presumed that you had access to the military system. we don't charge soldiers but we do charge civvies. £83 is a little steep though, ours is about £68.
Ok, thanks anyway. I'm registered with the medcen at RMAS, which is quite a journey from Manchester. Oh well, this time next year I'll be in my MQ and should hopefully avoid things like this.
 
#12
You could always keep the receipt (in case of audit) and chuck in a claim on JPA anyway. The worst they are going to say is 'rejected'. If it's for Forces reasons and not just for a private jolly, I should hope you can claim it back.

I'll undercut tech x 3, come & see me & we'll work something out ;-)
 

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