I related with some of you who had dreadful appt with their GP. I had a bout of recurrent shingles symptoms, went to see GP one who I have not seen before but I was desperate. She point blank refused to prescribe some antiviral and wanted to palm me off with paracetamol and an ear spray. Told me if I felt unwell to go to walk in clinics or to call 111. I requested a second opinion "I can't drag another doctor here for that". i told her that this was unsatisfactory and left her room fuming. Went to reception asked to see the lead surgery doctor who is not available until the 28 Dec. So asked if I should go home and die. I was not impressed demanded a new appt soonest which I got yesterday. Got in touch with a friend who is an authority in immunology and described my symptoms advised me to go back and insist for antiviral. The GP yesterday acknowledged that I had all the signs of recurrent shingles. Prescribed antiviral and spray for my ear. My question to you wise ones, should I make a formal complaint?