I receive reciprocal healthcare as I am over 60, and have been told that I will probably need a hip operation. I live in a small village with a health centre, with two G.P's who are rushed off their feet and not enough time it seems to spend with "proper" diagnostics - in fact I have yet to receive an examination. Does anyone know if it is possible to move to a different surgery ? or any other way around this as they don't seem to want to know about my problem, which is absolute agony and stopping any quality of life that I have. Please note..I am fully "legal" here in Spain. Thanks for any help.
This was on another forum, is it true? Briefly, a bill has been introduced into Congress (14/05/2010) which would require the Spanish Government to introduce a free and universal healthcare system for all residents (including foreigners) from the start of next year. The bill explicitly removes the need to pay into the Social Security system as a condition of accessing the health services here. Although there is a long and complex story behind this, the key points were unanimously agreed by all main political parties (PP, PSOE, IU etc) back in September of last year, and the proposal received the support of the Government in April (although without a commitment to a firm timetable). The current bill restates what has already been agreed but with a timetable. If the bill is approved , Spain will have a system virtually identical to the NHS from 01/01/2011.
About a year ago I injured my ankle in a fall. I went to the doctor and had xrays but nothing was broken, just some ligament damage. I iced it and elevated it for a while and took anti-inflammatories, but I'm finding it's still really painful. When it's cold out it aches like crazy. I used to be pretty athletic and now I'm just flabby because I haven't been able to exercise. I have decided I need to see a sports medicine doctor or osteopath to see to my ankle and maybe get it strengthened so I can start running again. Does anyone know where I can find an English-speaking doctor who might be able to help me? Thank you in advance.
I have just moved to Spain and I am looking for a good hairdressing salon that uses Wella colour so I can continue with same colour! Malaga Antequerra or Velez Malaga areas are best locations for me to get to. Can anyone recommend a good hairdresser? thanks v much
Anyone knows of a floatation tank centre on the costa del sol I am a regular floater in the the uk Iv searched the internet with no luck as yet is there anywhere to float on the costa or anyone already searched or interested in floating that wants me to forward information if I get lucky Thanks Fran