I am worried about the state of G.P. surgeries in my town. One practice has closed (the largest one in town) Doctors from the other practices are covering the appointments,which I think is a commendable action and in the long term a good idea. BUT this has meant that appointments at my surgery are being covered by locums and this is not good.
I had a consultation with two locums,a month apart,both due to me having a bad cough. Nether locum did anything about my illness. Today I saw my own G.P. and it turns out that I have whooping cough. No tests or antibiotics were offered so I have had to cope with this along with my other multiple health issues.
I'm sure this would not have happened if my first consultation had been with my own G.P. who knows me and my health problems.