Thought I would share this conversation with everybody.......I phoned the doctors surgery today to make an appointment to review my medication I have been taking since I came out of hospital....plus another problem..sorry we have no appointments left. If you phone back tomorrow we may have some appointments on Friday...thats ok can i book an appointment for next week....sorry we haven`t any. If I phone back tomorrow will I get an appointment for Friday....phone tomorrow to find out.....if I don`t get an appointment when can I book an appointment to see the doctor, sorry all appointments are booked, so when can I see a doctor...(by now blood pressure slightly raised), I can get a doctor to phone you, but I still need to see a doctor...forget it I`ll phone back tomorrow... would you like to speak to the practice manager....no I`ll speak to him when I get an appointment.....but he only works 2 days a week....Ok I`ll speak to the manager...Now speaking to the manager he tells me all appointments are booked and to phone for an appointment tomorrow......what happens if there are no appointments left.....he now explains that they are short of doctors and they are trying to get a locum for friday but are having no luck, so when can i see a doctor.....he now tells me its like a BAKERY once all the bread has gone thats it....( whats that got to do with anything) ... so I reply sorry but I have had surgery for cancer of the oeasphagus in Feb and would like to see a doctor for a review of my medication and another problem. Suddenly `we keep spare appointment back for emergencys you can have one of those` no thanks its not an emergency I just want an appointment,,,,,sorry we haven`t got any... well when can i see a doctor....(blood pressure going up)..i can fit you in with an emergency slot... no thanks they are for emergencys.....can you get a doctor to phone me.....no that only wastes the doctors time...( really annoyed now)... but the receptionist said she would get the doctor to phone me.......ok can I take your details gave him my details he then starts calling me by my 1st name which really annoyed me....3 hours later the doctor rang me back......I explained the situation and that I wasn`t happy and it was bad enough going through the trials of having cancer and the surgery without having the hassle of trying to get an appointment .............her reply was I`m very sorry we can give you an appointment on Friday (No it wasnt an emergency one)
Anybody else had this happen to them !!!!!!!!!!!!!