I have found the doctor I want to see and who I shall ask to see rather than the idiot that Hubby has got lumbered with.
I’ve mentioned our surgery before (and the previous Lincolnshire one) and what a shambles it is trying to get an appointment.
In despair, Hubby tried to use their On Line Appointments system.
You’ll like this:
He got an email by return (from a non-reply source) telling him he could come to the daily sit and wait clinic (where we know you can expect to sit and wait for 4 hours), or he could ring or come into the surgery to make an appointment. We also know you go to the surgery to make an appointment and………….. sit and wait.
Today was a routine, and prebooked, INR blood check for Hubby.
Whilst we were sitting on their hard chairs waiting to be called in by his usual efficient and lovely nurse, a doctor came out of his office to call in a patient.
He was like a breath of fresh air, and had everyone laughing and smiling within ten seconds of his presence whilst he tried to find his appointment, who happened to be a young child.
A tall guy, well over 6 feet 2, his oozed confidence and ability, and I wished I was ill just so as I could see him!
Anyway, they say laughter is the best medicine, and we both came out of the surgery feeling tons better than when we went in.
You can be lucky can’t you, I found when I moved back home a young lady dr who is very efficient and caring and who knows who I am…..plus she does have a sense of humour. Though I did hear my nephrologist who is in his 80s is retiring, that’s a worry as he top of his field.
I hope his replacement is as good.
So do I.
I’m glad you have found such a gem of a doctor in the failing NHS. Keep him!
You know, even way back when I was a kid in UK, you had to wait ages to see a doctor in our surgery and could get any one of 6 doctors – not the one you liked best.
I have had the same doctor and specialists here for decades. They are all getting quite old now and I dread their retirement!
We are convinced the GP Hubby always ends up seeing is selective and we have no confidence in him whatsoever. Three times Hubby has been the last to be seen, even with chest pain. We had to go back again today for a blood test, again to sit and wait, but at least it was with a nurse, not a doctor. It appears this nice GP has a proper appointment schedule, so it’s just a matter of timing on our part and learning when to get on it!
That is so frustrating! I hope you have better luck on the future. 🙂
We shall see.
A smile can cure a thousand ills they say, or at least make you feel better about them 🙂
We had to go back to the surgery again today and this doctor was there again. The people we spoke to were booked in to see him and all of them were looking forward to it as they had heard such good reports!
Laughter makes any day better – even one spent at the doctor’s office, it seems!
This guy is a tonic. I hope he stays.
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