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what a joke!!

Here i am puffing away like a darn puffa fish from finding nemo, i ring GP surgery to get an appointment (the are first point of call after all). Receptionist -sorry no appointments (what all day). So i ask about the asthma nurse-sorry shes busy to. Ok great well what am i supposed to do then...receptionist response, ring at 0830 tomorrow am...

...Next i try my consultant and resp nurse at answer on their phone or emails...

What is the point in all these services if no one is there to help...all i want them for is blinking advice...yet no one around...


(dont worry people the next line is a and e if i get no response within the daylight hours so to speak when all the services are open and meant to help...either way i will be semi fix by the time the night is out...just frustrates me with peoples attitudes meant to have a flag on my name at the GP surgery so the minute i mention asthma there supposed to make an appointment out of thin air even if there is none...funny that plan hasnt worked at this new stupid surgery...argh anyway rant over)


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That is so frustrating when that happens isn't it.

Are there no emergency appointments left?


Aparently they dont do emergency appointments!! My mum has rang and told them whats the point in putting a flag system in place if they dont use it...the receptionts comment to her was...your daughter can come sit at the surgery at 1630 and wait and see if a doc can see her...or if she gets worse tell her to come up at 1430 and explain the situation at reception...mhmmm what so i can see you face to face the nit trying to remain calm, cant you tell lol form of medicine!!



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