just had a long chat with a nurse at NHS direct (well the new 111 service) and she advised I change doctors as I am not getting hte care I need at my doctors surgery.
This is something that my husband has said for a while now.
I took their advice and looke dup doctors surgeries in my area using the CCG website and called the one with the best pateint reviews - also turns out it is closer than my current suregery.
I asked them if they were ( as detailed on the CCG website) taking on new patients, and they said yes - BUT they had a few questions - They asked me where I was currently registered and when I told them they asked me why, and I explained that I was not getting the level of care i needed, specifically in areas of thyroid, fibro and pernicious anemia.
The receptionist resposne was that their GP's are general practicioners and not experts in these fields and that I should contact the practice manager at my current surgery before calling them to try to register with them.
I was a little surprised at this - I get the distinct impression she did not want me to register with them.
Is this normal? How would you or have you, gone about changing GP's - is there anything I should know?