Patients are always entitled to a second opinion if they are concerned about their condition. This will not upset your doctor and often provide reassurance to both parties. Patients may see another doctor within the practice or ask for all pertinent investigations, notes and results be availablefor a consultation with a GP outside the practice.
If an outside opinion is sought, please let your usual GP know, so that copies of the relevant investigation results can be sent to the second doctor. If a specialist second opinion is required a new referral is necessary, and once again, all previous investigations and results and treatments used etc will be sent to the new Doctor.