I have seen a few posts about members being dissatisfied with their GPs. I am so sorry that some of you seem to have uncaring Doctors. Personally, my experience is the total opposite.
My GP's surgery which is just outside Falmouth is peopled by wonderful Doctors, Nurses and support staff. I am so grateful for everything they have done (and are doing) for me.
My GP set things in motion so that my lung cancer was detected early. I had an op four years ago in April 2009 and another in September 2011. The 2009 op removed all cancerous tissue and the op in September 2011, to remove some nodules (wedge sections removed), showed nothing sinister.
Since my 2009 op I have had four DVTs and four PEs all of which were diagnosed immediately.
I am now on Warfarin and have blood tests regularly just to make sure that I am in no danger of another DVT.
At the time of writing, I am being examined for breathlessness - probably COPD I'm told.
I hope that most of the members on this BLF page have Doctors who are as wonderful as my Doctors are.
I wish you all a happy life.