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Got a problem with my right eye, like someone has chucked a bag of sand in my face, so goes to book an appointment, receptionist asks me what the problem is, tell her and the answer was best if you try some over the counter remedies first, so looking at all the deadbeats sitting in the waiting room, I think OK I'll do just that.
Two weeks later still the same, so books an appointment with the GP a Chinese Guy very nice, seen him before, he has two Students with him, "did I mind ?" of course not 45 mins later I come out with a diagnosis "Conjunctivitis" 3 prescriptions, and why didn't I come sooner, makes you wonder, or it did me. Rant over.
 
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Schoolboy error there Pete, never listen to the receptionist, would you consult and apprentice?

If you can't get into your GP soon enough make an appointment anyway then go see a pharmacist, they can quite often diagnose a lot of simple minor ailments.
 

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Got a problem with my right eye, like someone has chucked a bag of sand in my face, so goes to book an appointment, receptionist asks me what the problem is, tell her and the answer was best if you try some over the counter remedies first, so looking at all the deadbeats sitting in the waiting room, I think OK I'll do just that.
Two weeks later still the same, so books an appointment with the GP a Chinese Guy very nice, seen him before, he has two Students with him, "did I mind ?" of course not 45 mins later I come out with a diagnosis "Conjunctivitis" 3 prescriptions, and why didn't I come sooner, makes you wonder, or it did me. Rant over.
I wondered why you'd been so grumpy lately. :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
 

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Schoolboy error there Pete, never listen to the receptionist, would you consult and apprentice?

If you can't get into your GP soon enough make an appointment anyway then go see a pharmacist, they can quite often diagnose a lot of simple minor ailments.
All well and good in hindsight mate, but when they tell yo there are no appointments for minor ailments, just get an eyewash from Chemist, next please, and being old school didn't want to make a fuss, far to many deadbeats doing that already, although twice I have insisted, once a brain tumour and once Prostate Cancer you are probably correct, never can be to sure.
 

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My GP receptionist is the subject of a court ruling to pay me an unpaid invoice. Still waiting for the money to materialise even though her wages have been arrested. (I’m third in a queue, so will take time)

Last time my wife had one of the kids at the docs, she mentioned it quietly, at the top of her voice “that’s the lady that owes Daddy money!”
 

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I think this falls into the category of "saw this and thought of you"
The picture I mean, not the name of the facebook group it popped up on. :rolleyes:

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Pete999

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I think this falls into the category of "saw this and thought of you"
The picture I mean, not the name of the facebook group it popped up on. :rolleyes:

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Unfortunately it's those who think they're in charge that hold the purse strings, sad but so true in all walks of lives including the electrical ones.
 
It seems to be the norm now so that they can weedle out the malingerers and hypochondriacs.
The best way to combat it is to either say "I'd rather not say to an untrained person if that's all the same" or announce loudly in the packed waiting room
"Well one of my balls has swelled up to at least twice the size of the other 2" ;)
 

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It seems to be the norm now so that they can weedle out the malingerers and hypochondriacs.
You might be right with this, I know our GPs has a huge amount of time wasters and messers that disrupt the service for everyone. Last time I was in an old guy in his 80's was in front of me asking reception for an appointment. He was told three weeks, which is always the standard reply. He said he might as well not bother and walked out, poor sod.
The surgery posts on facebook frequently saying how many missed and wasted appointments they have had ensuring others can't get help. Some days this has been as many as 15 in one morning alone.
If GPs weren't sat about waiting for no-shows perhaps that old fella could have been seen to a heck of a lot quicker.
 

telectrix

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with our GP's surgery, if you phone before 9 am, you are 90% certain of getting a same day appointment. failing which the local hospital has after hours GP appointments at short notice.
 

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now that reminds me of this year about march ,jumped of a small platform to try and finish a contract me legs give way ,went to see doctor death ,me knees now at the time was like football I told him, ok send you for a scan ,waited up to now after 4 months ,pain gone ,had a call rec you need you to go to hospital ,heads think they are going to chop me leg off, sits in this nice office in comes the doctor tells me I had torn a ligament in me knee ,I could have told you that straight away .
 
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