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I don't know what it's like for the rest of you folks, but my GP has a definite policy, whereby if you have to talk about a couple of issues (or more), then you need to book an appointment.

Work and stubbornness have delayed me from visiting, but I called today to make an appointment. I was told that my concerns would have to be triaged (which is fair enough).

In all fairness, a nurse practitioner called me back about 30 minutes later and we discussed my issues; she agreed that a double appointment (10 minutes) would be appropriate.

So far, so good.

When is the next available appointment?


















































































"31st of May".

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OK, I know that I should not put things off, but I've had an intermittent sore throat for 6 weeks now, without a temperature. And it's lower oesophageal and to one side.

I explained this, but the nurse did not really seem interested.


I've also developed some nerve type damage to my index finger which makes it feel numb. It's quite important that I have fully functioning digits in my job and, generally, in my life.


That's nearly a month's wait to talk to someone for probably less than 10 minutes.

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Ours has a similar triage system where you get a nurse call back, I've never not been able to get an appointment on the same day, ive not had to go for something minor or more "routine" so can't speak for that but I imagine it's pretty similar.

There is a real struggle to recruit GPs for some reason, obviously I'm not as old as some on here so have limited exposure to what it was like previously but it all seemed to change when the GP contracts were changed in the early 2000's by Blair



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There is a real struggle to recruit GPs for some reason, obviously I'm not as old as some on here so have limited exposure to what it was like previously but it all seemed to change when the GP contracts were changed in the early 2000's by Blair
I moved out of my current practices' catchment area 3 years ago, but because the GP's were great and had a good understanding of my medical history, I stayed with them. I used to be able to see them pretty much as and when.

Nowadays, they have as many Gp's in the surgery as they did back then, but most are now locums and don't know anything about you when you walk in their consultancy room.
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Third world country.

I ring up and get an appointment for that week
or can go in on tuesdays or wednesdays without
an appointment.

In fact there is an online booking system now.

Emigrate.

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Emigrate.

Lol, I would.

Aside from close family ties, lack of education and being unable to speak anything other than Lancashire, there's nothing stopping me!
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Try and find a less busy / better managed GP surgery. I know its no consolation but around here I don't seem to have any difficulties in getting an appointment on the same day, so long as I ring first thing in the morning.
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Our group practice operates a 12 hour day these days. If it's urgent, you can get in the same day if you don't mind a bit of a wait. Otherwise, it's usually about a week.
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Never an issue getting same day appointments here, we can also book appointments and request repeat prescriptions via an app.
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Methadone & Viagra, eh?
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Same here. Call at 8am, Doc calls back within 30 mins and we have always managed to get an appointment same day. This is for the kids mind. I haven't seen a doctor for about 20 years.....

Try a different practice.
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Methadone & Viagra, eh?
No thanks, you're OK, keep it you're need may be greater.
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Sometimes just asking your to the local chemist can help but if it is really worrying you,head down to your hospital a & e but be prepared to wait.
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