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Doctors are soooo annoying!

Well as I coudn't get through to the doctors on Monday morning for 25mins by which time they had no appointments, I drove down there this morning for when they opened at 8am.

I was amazed when I asked for an appointment, expecting them to say yes I could have one for 5 or 10 minutes - no an hour and 5 minutes later was the earliest appointment! Then when I asked for an appointment to have my wrist injected (as I had been told the doctors was in today0 no was told I couldn't see him today but tomorrow.

I then had to drive to Tesco to sit in the cafe as it was pointless driving all the way home again.

Does anyone else have a doctors surgery that is just useless?

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catsholiday wrote on January 21, 2015, 3:14 PM

We are lucky as our local surgery is just great and we can usually get an appointment on the same day if needed

SoundNFury wrote on January 21, 2015, 3:46 PM

That's too bad that they couldn't get you a better appointment time. I deal with a lot of doctors for my son, and I know how scheduling can be a real pain sometimes. What's annoying also is when you have an appointment, ad then they cancel on you and have to reschedule!

melody23 wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:13 PM

yes. I was at out of hours in between Christmas and new year and was told that if I wasn't any better I was to get an appointment as an emergency in one of the three days in the holiday period that my gp was open. if I was doing ok I was to be seen urgently asap in the new year, I have yet to be seen. I called for an appointment as soon as they were open again which I think was the 28th or 29th December I told them that I didn't think I needed the emergency appointment I was doing ok with the prescription I had, but I was told I needed seen urgently in the new year. They had no appointments till Friday the ninth which I said suited me great anyway because my last exam was the seventh so I didn't need to worry about losing study time. the ninth was the Friday, and on the Thursday they called to ask why I hadn't attended! I told them my appointment was the next day and they said no it was today, so I asked them what they were going to do to get me seen afterall I had an urgent referral from out of hours and they said it was my fault for missing an appointment and I would have to wait till one came up - I told them to forget it I cant be bothered waiting around for weeks on end for an appointment, they will know all about it if I end up in hospital though this is whats causing the A&E crisis, people cant physically get to see their own doctor and they end up so ill and/or worried that they have nowhere else to go.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 21, 2015, 8:56 PM

At our local immediate care clinic I can usually get in to see a physician's assistant in under 30 minutes. If I want to see the doctor it can be an hour wait or more.

mrsmerlin wrote on January 23, 2015, 4:49 PM

Being honest I prefer to have a doctor that is busy and runs late. Being busy shows good reputation and being late shows that the doctor does not run on one of those conveyor belt practices but actually gives patients the time they need.