P673 Teletext 673 Oct 4 21:51:00    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  HELP TO BEAT THE SYSTEM If you are waiting for treatment you can ask your GP to refer you to another hospital where lists are shorter. Which? Way to Beat the System says you should also make your own inquiries to find out where the shortest lists are. Two suggested sources of this info: The Health Information Service on 0800 66 55 44 National Waiting list Helpline 0181 983 1133 ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Are you getting value for money? 674 HEALTH INFORMATION ON PAGE 559 Value Gadabout Flashback Healthwise
P673 Teletext 673 Oct 4 21:10:00    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  HELP TO BEAT THE SYSTEM Do you ever get the feeling you waste too much of your life battling with bureaucracy? Whether it's persuading the local council to deal with a noisy neighbour or finding out what we're entitled to under community care, we need all the help we can get! A new book just out from the Consumjrs' Association - Which? Way to Beat the System - aims to do just that. ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Are you getting value for money? 674 HEALTH INFORMATION ON PAGE 559 Value Gadabout Flashback Healthwise
P673 Teletext 673 Oct 4 21:50:10    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  HELP TO BEAT THE SYSTEM The sections of Which? Way to Beat the System likely to be of most use to our age group are those dealing with the Health Service. Does the very word waiting list make you foam at the mouth? There's some useful advice here on action you can take if you are waiting for treatment. First of all, there's a check-list on how the system is supposed to work. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Lost touch with a loved one? 675 JARROW MARCHERS' LONG WALK p671 Value Gadabout Flashback Healthwise
P673 Teletext 673 Oct 4 21:51:11    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  HELP TO BEAT THE SYSTEM Which? Way to Beat the System has a useful section on Community Care. There's a check-list on what to look for when choosing a residential home. And with more of us choosing to spend long winter holidays abroad, there's a section on medical care in Europe, and in non EU countries. Which? Way to Beat the System is published by the Consumer Assoc, £9.99. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Lost touch with a loved one? 675 JARROW MARCHERS' LONG WALK p671 Value Gadabout Flashback Healthwise