I read with sadness, some of the posts about lack of care for patients with COPD. It must make life even more difficult for some people. I cannot speak highly enough of my GP practise and the nurses. The nurse goes above and beyond for me. I can get meds at short notice because of the GP dispensary staff being so wonderful. The only thing not great is that the specialist discharged me a few years ago back to the GP who said "but you aren't going to get better!" I have bronchiectasis and seem to have increasing infections. This means the GP has no support from the hospital unless she re-refers me.
I know its all down to cost and I suppose as long as I can manage things and keep working, the appointments can go to other people. My GP knows I never take sick unless its dire! But I do feel lucky with the ease of care I can get just with a phone call.
Hope you have all had a lovely weekend, I have been showing my Labradors in Richmond.