No, not Linstead! Fabled home of those great dinners! When they replace Linstead they won't be replacing our bar :( Gits....Also what will happen about provision of medical care and the tooth hacking that is currently in Southside?
They are frightful. They refuse, even when you explicitly tell them, to not carry out work on your teeth. They are completely crooked, have a huge turnover (of dentists), and as my second opinion NHS dentists said, 'have done as much work at maximum profit as they possibly could have' on my teeth.
Get some real dentists in who are there to prolong and protect your teeth, not needlessly drill them for those extra few quids...
Actually I agree with the dentistry comment, my dentist at home said the woman who treated me should frankly be struck off after he saw the work she had done, especially as she had put different fillings in than she had PROMISED to put in, and wouldn't stop when asked. Seriously, do many people have this problem? Perhaps we should look into this?
I agree entirely with the comments regarding the quality of IC health centre dental "work". Having graduated a couple of years ago I am _still_ in the process of rectifying the damage they caused, this time with a BUPA dentist (who was not at all amused when she saw what I had done to my teeth by IC dentists only a year before). Although I am approaching my third thousand pounds of bills, I do not regret it, as the work I had done while at Imperial was causing me constant discomfort. My advice of plain and simple: don't go there - it will cost you time, money and more pain to get fixed after you leave.
Staff-Student Protocol refers to the Union's responsibility towards its own employees, nothing to do with the Union's rights (and nideed obligations) to represent students where College staff are not serving them as well as they should be (if indeed they are even directly employed by College rather than the NHS?)
Taken from the [NHS Website|http://www.nhs.uk/england/dentists/dentalcomplaints.cmsx:]
"If you wish to make a complaint about the care or service provided by your dentist or dental practice, contact the person responsible for the practice complaints procedure.
You may make the complaint orally or in writing and you should receive a response from the practice within ten working days.
Your dentist will try to resolve your complaint at this stage. If the complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, you should direct complaints to the Healthcare Commission. "
When I wanted to see a dentist towards the end of last year, I went to the IC dental practice for the first time. I asked to speak to a dentist to discuss my situation before I booked an appointment, but the receptionist wouldn't let me! I ended up arguing with her over this, and just walked out.
Thank goodness I did, based on your comments here!
Southside was meant to close in Summer '00. As such college stopped doing much maintenance (hey, why fix something you are going to knock down? it is actually a sound economic argument) unfortunatly i think this left them behind when they carried on keeping it open.... and as it was a continual plan/dream to shut it, there would have been little encouragement to do much to it.
Southside was much better in 99/00/00/01 than much hals i have seen else where in the country. And indeed than a lot of the private accomodation I have looked around. Sure, it wasn't as well kept as mum and dad's house, but then as i say above house owners dont tend to intend to gut/knock down their house next year.
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