Tag Archives: NHS

Pot bashings and applause

It’s Thursday and at 8pm, we were outside applauding and bashing pots. Hubby and I missed the first week, then we were told it was to be a regular thing. The second week there were a lot of us out … Continue reading

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An Unpleasant Day

Our days vary, from good to not so good, but it is extremely rare we have an Unpleasant Day as there is always something of worth every day, something or someone to make us smile. We have had to change … Continue reading

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God’s Waiting Room

We have heard several people refer to our town as God’s Waiting Room, and thought it a rather charming expression. Now that we’ve been here over 18 months and spent a lot of that time in the GP’s waiting room, … Continue reading

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A Matter of Timing perhaps?

This is the fourth day I’ve taken my meds in the morning rather than at night. And the second night in a row I’ve had some decent sleep. One of the drawbacks of Anastrozole is hot flushes, and one of … Continue reading

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Sorry, we shouldn’t have scheduled that………

You can’t make these things up. The saga of Hubby’s hospital appointment continues. After Sunday’s cancellation and confirmation of his new appointment on the 26th in the post, we have been dutiful and arranged an INR appointment the day before … Continue reading

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The Early Bird gets the Doc

I’ve mentioned before how useless our GP surgery is, but there are times when we have to bite the bullet and abide by the system. After one cock-up too many, Hubby took the auto renewal procedure out of the prescription … Continue reading

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Oh go on, let me at ’em……………..

First and foremost it was up to the surgery for Hubby’s blood test this morning. I went in with him because the nasty streak in me was hoping he would have a problem so that he could ring the head … Continue reading

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If the tooth be told……………

There are several things we give priority to when moving to a new area: a doctor, vet, dentist and garage. Our choice of GP Surgery was one, and one only, which is debatable as being reliable. So far they have … Continue reading

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Speechless

Tried to get a doctor’s appointment today (27th March) and rang the surgery at 8am. Earliest appointment? 20th April. Then I read the headline that our Government is thinking of introducing a Health Tax guaranteed to go to the NHS. … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Waiting Room

Our surgery has a Sit and Wait clinic every weekday, and it really is a farce. Hubby used it a little while ago and although he arrived at 8.30, he wasn’t seen for hours, with people arriving after him going … Continue reading

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