Dr David Shuttleworth
Written by a private patient
21st January 2022
I paid to see this consultant privately at Nuffield Ipswich Hospital. He seemed pleasant enough. He examined my rash and said it was textbook urticaria, and unfortunately there was no cure! He did offer me a drug that could possibly clear my condition, but it comes with its risks, and that I would be monitored whilst taking it. He also mentioned that if I come off the drug, my condition would come back. Fair enough!
I suggested maybe some testing could be done, maybe bloods, allergy to find a root cause, but he would have none of it. He told me it’s not caused by anything I eat, drink or I am doing. As my appointment was coming to an end (20 mins) he got his payment machine out pretty rapidly. I thought that was quite insensitive. I came out feeling deflated and a complete waste of time and my hard earned money. I would not see this consultant again.