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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2018, 01:53:15 PM »
As with others Fly I wish your wife well.

Yes it's true, you flog your guts out, pay your taxes and when it comes to wanting a {well deserved} helping hand you find yourself almost at the bottom of the heap, you'll go private and more than likely she will be seen by the very same [NHS] staff, only much sooner.

It's the same trying to make a doctors appointment, round our way you've more chance of dining with the queen than seeing a doctor.
What the medical industry {if that's what it's called} needs to be reminded of is, like in your wife's case, she works so pays tax, so the faster they can get her seen, diagnosed and cured the faster she will be back paying tax.  Same when I was working I asked to see a doctor, strangely enough, when I was ill but to go into a surgery and see the waiting room either empty or full of lead swingers and be told they might be able to fit you in a fortnight Thursday.
One such time I was so ill I went to A&E as I was wasting my time with the surgery I got there at 3 p.m, after finishing work early, the first thing the receptionist said to me was "Why didn't you go to your own doctor" my reply was simple "You can tell I'm ill, the surgery receptionist obviously couldn't that's why I'm here, so if you would like to ring my surgery and explain how bad I am, get me in NOW and i'll go" needless to say I stayed there, had a few tests and I finally got home at 9:30 p.m.
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2018, 05:23:02 PM »
Oh dear poor Mags. Give her my love and best wishes fly please and I hope those tests mean she can go back to work soon xx

Our surgery now has the system online.
If we want an appointment for the same day it

A  Start calling them to try and book. When we finally get through an hour later - there's none left.
I was told that patients are forming a queue outside from 7.45 am and that was the best way to get one.
I told the receptionist I would go with my bottle of water and sleeping bag the night before!!

B Use the online system ( which I have used since with success to a certain degree ) there is a limited amount of appointments free with two or three GP's or nurse practitioner. However if you need to see a certain GP who is overseeing your condition ( as I did ) that it trickier  :-?

Treatment - I have to say up to now I have been very fortunate by the sound of things as my tests and appointments have been in a reasonable time. Unlike some !
I think it may be depending on the clinic needed as in Fly's wife, neurology is lacking is specialists and not sure if it is the same now but they used to come to Chesterfield from Sheffield as we didn't have any based here?

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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2018, 08:23:44 PM »
Still on the subject of care {or lack of it} what's your opinion on this postal prescriptions system you can sign up to {pharmacy2u}.
Free delivery....reminders when repeat prescriptions are next due.

Good/Bad...... this could be the start of the end for your "local" chemists, But will it work?

At this moment in time I won't use it for the following reasons:-

As above less work for your local chemist,
It can't provide INSTANT prescriptions,
What happens if they don't have your medication in stock {which has already happened}
If your sent the wrong medication,
When the weathers bad and the post can't get through or,
Wrong prescription pushed through the wrong door {as no signature required}
I live two minutes walk away from my local chemist and my legs still work,

If your already using it what are the REAL benefits.
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2018, 09:25:48 PM »
My parents and now my uncle is using it, delivery from our local chemist this works very well.

We however can collect our own.

We now have an option with the new system online to order repeat prescriptions on line instead of taking the sheet into the GP's surgery.

I could do this but hubby wants to carry on walking down to our surgery to take in the sheets

Plus they got it wrong - the few spots of rain we had this afternoon were mere gnat P --
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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2018, 11:21:23 AM »
I have asthma which didn't bother me at all during the searing heat but as soon as the clouds and rain came i was on occassions up in the night with an asthma attack, strange how people are affected in different ways  with this condition.

oooppss I have a heel problem and i bit concerned as I have a working holiday in September which will mean a lot of walking.
GP gave ibuprofen gel to rub on my heels and also a foot balm.
The problem is i couldn't have the Foot balm as Chemist says it is 'black listed'  ::)
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