Change Your GP Practice for Better Help

Anyone following my saga and the joy of finding my new practice is so much better will know a new GP gave me the magic number to get straight throught to rheumatology (,which seems to have filed me in the circular filing cabinet). I was told I'd get an appt in the post. This morning I had an anxious call to say they had not only got my call, but now a letter from my new GP and wanted to assure me the appt would be with me pronto.

Feel such a numpty for waiting so long for my last practice to "improve", but very grateful to GPs who calmly say they know a lot, but not a great deal about auto immunity and need expert input.

Trying not to be cynical about when the appt will actually be, but getting Number Two son on standby to accompany me on the day. As many of us know, being female does not get you the necessary outcome.

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    can't wait for your next update

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  • Bingo! The skill in being a good GP is knowing when to refer urgently - and too many GPs are too arrogant or lazy to do it. It also requires they know that urgent isn't really urgent - if it is PROPER urgent they have to use the emergency approach...

  • Love "proper urgent"! Good, innit? πŸ˜€

  • It's a technical medical term used by paramedics - well, one I know very well uses it... ;-)

  • Yep standard para speak- learned from my OH - 25 yrs in service and a godsend to me!

  • So pleased to hear that and hope you won't be waiting too long.

  • Well done! I certainly know the importance of having a good GP(s) having been registered with 4 in the last 18months due to being nomadic. I find it astonishing how different each one has been. The one I'm now with is going to be my long term one and I would say they take a very hands off, impersonal/ DIY approach to their patients.

    There is no competition because they have branches/ surgeries in the neighbouring small towns but there are about five or six partners. I must say I quite like the ones I've seen so far - but my friends who live there properly (who both have severe long term conditions) are very disappointed by them and have complained to the practice manager. According to them the practice is much disliked by most of the locals so I'm very thankful to be under rheumatology and neurology already.

    Hope the urgent rheumy apt materialises very soon - this has gone on for too long for you. Xx

  • Yay, success at last, well done you ! Sending soft pats on the back and hopes for more positives to come βœ‹βœ‹πŸ˜‰

  • Hi lupie its

    Great news about you getting a Rheumy appointment soon!. Fingers crossed it will be!. Thanks for sharing the benefits of changing GP surgery. Might inspire others to do same!. So pleased it's helped you. Keep us updated and hope the appointment goes well. X

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