Sorry just need a rant. I pissed off both gp receptionist last Thursday because I couldn't get an appointment after getting through 3 mins after opening time. They said no to a phone consultation but after 3 phone calls agreed to passing on my medichecks blood results. I later got a phone call to say my dose had been increased. No question of how I was feeling or any contact from a gp. The receptionist asked why I have my bloods private because it would be so much easier to have them done there and seemed pissed off with my reasons, probably because it's extra work for her to scan them on. (I'd already had this discussion with the gp and she said its OK)
So I went to collect my prescription and asked if I was now diagnosed and should have a medical exemption. It was a 2ND receptionist and she said there was nothing on my notes but probably not because I've got to recheck in 8 weeks and normally it would be a year. I explained to her that any dose increase would need to recheck in 8 weeks regardless of diagnosis so I asked her to leave another message for the gp to confirm diagnosis as the first lot of tabs were supposed to be a trial. She said she she knows what she'll say and that's to come in. I told her I didn't want to waste an appointment for a yes or no question so asked again and got the same response but said she'd leave the message.
Anyway whilst there I changed my address cause I've moved half a mile down the road. I'm literally on the border and have the same area code for phone number but a different postcode.
So I rang today and she read the notes and said to go in to fill in medical exemption form. She then asked to confirm address which I did and happy as Larry like it was nothing she told me well your out of our catchment area so you'll have to find a new gp in your area.
I currently live 3 miles from this gp. My nearest gp in the new area is 6 miles away and I really don't think it's fair that I should have to move further away.
I contacted nhs England and they said they can remove me if I'm out of their catchment area because it doesn't go off distance.
I asked the receptionist if I could just give my mum and dads address and she said no it has to be my permanent address. So I told her it wasn't permanent and it's my boyfriends address but I'm still registered for council tax etc at my parents and she said she discuss my registration with the practice manager.
Starting to feel like she's targeting me because I've caused her some extra work.
On top of that the nhs England advisor said because I'm 6 miles away from the ones on my area there's no guarantee I will be on their catchment either! It's a joke and stress I don't need.
Sorry needed to get that off my chest 😬