appointments with surgery

Manny

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does anyone else have problems, when youre sick and wanna see the doc, the earliest appointment you will get is 3-4 days time? by that time youre out of the worse stage of your sickness. i tell them it doesnt matter.
sometimes have to go to the walk in centre.
 

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3-4 days...you are lucky, its more like 1-2 weeks for our surgery although there is the walk in at the hospital if it is really bad.
 

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Well you can make an appointment with our doctor's surgery if you want a guaranteed time, but they also have open surgery, Mon-Fri 8.30-10.00 AM. Just turn up and wait.
 

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I think they take on more patients than they can handle especially now our population is growing very quickly, I must say I can see my doc same day as they don't have the appointment system its just call on the day and if there is a slot, its a first call first serve thing however you can be seen up to 2 1/2 hrs late but if you get there 5 mins late your appointments cancelled.
 

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I would also recommend you schedule your illnesses and give the doctors a fortnight notice. I try to time mine so as it is at its worst stage i am then reaching my appointment date.

If you want I also have the next 3 months lottery numbers but my powers fail me after that. lol
 

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heh. if i wanted... i could quite easily see my GP within 1-2 hours.
 

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Complain to your local PCT and request a reason for the delay in writing ....

Most PCT's take a dim view of long delays ....
 

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3-4 days, wished i had that round here!!

today went doctors, asthma playing up for the first time in a long time!! nurse on holiday, doctors delayed by sum meeting... receptionist wont givine me prescription for my pumps insisting i got to see a doc. i waited, half an hour later there still in meeting... by then 23 people waiting in the surgery... and i was coughing away... i told her just print of the prescription and ill book appointment with nurse.... which is in mid june and thats da earliest!!
 

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As said before, 3-4 days isn't too bad. When me and the Missus got together we had seperate Dr's practices, and she was amazed that I managed to get an appointment so quickly. I rang her surgery for her when she was ill to get her an appointment and was told 2 weeks. I understood why she was so shocked then.

She joined the same practice as me soon after that...
 

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in all honesty you guys need a woman.....................
a couple of months ago i ricked my neck and i could only move my head by turning my whole body, and couldn't get in or out of bed as it tensed muscle in neck and it just spasemed.
as i spend half my day driving to customers sites i felt it was to dangerous for me to drive, at 11:00 i rang the doctors to get my neck checked out that it wasn't anything more serious than a pulled muscle, i was told 3 days time etc etc like you guys. At 11:15 the mrs rang me to ask how i got on so i told her at 11:20 she rang me back and said she would be home at 12:00 from work to pick me up as i had an appointment at 12:10............i was well impressed.
 
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