my 6 year old daughter an appointment and when we eventually got through we were told she couldn't be seen and to call back the next day. We were told to go to the badger clinic online but had to navigate through and work it out for ourselves as there was no advice on where to click or how to book in. We never phone the doctors and when we do it's because we actually need to be seen. If you aren't ill before 8am then you definitely won't get an appointment when you call slightly after that. I've put off so many things including my smear test because while working I don't have a whole morning to try to get through to book it, especially when you are then turned away.
call & make an appointment is near impossible. As a result I rarely bother which is not good for my health. Drs are generally rude - customer service is poor only get treatments / positive advice when I’ve seen a loccum! I had to have a call re some results the receptionist was unhappy when I said I could not take the call as I would be at work till after 5 - Gp was rude on phone moaning he'd had to call me so late - sorry but they get paid each year to treat me but rarely see me then provide such a dismissive service. During the pandemic - I work for ASC- it was disgusting how GPs refused to do HV to the elderly, vulnerable, end of life but were happy to send out the DN’s - what did GPs do?
I was told by a Gp he would have to do a study of auburn haired patients pain threshold - yes i am ginger - in response to me experiencing out of the blue acute period/abdominal pain in my 40s but was then diagnosed with endometriosis with operation to ‘resolve’ - again I rarely go to the GP so when I do go I expect to be treated as an adult who has capacity & is not an emotional female. Poor service -
to a doctor as according to the receptionist all appointments go by 8.15 even though they open at 8. When you speak to a receptionist untrained medically they think it is OK to make thier own diagnosis and decide you don't need an appointment with your doctor and send you off to the local walk in centre as according them its not urgent enough to see a doctor. I have a painfull medical condition but if I want my prescription I have to travel up to the doctors to put in a request then travel back again to get any medication. No consideration for disabled people or people with mental health as the receptionists seem to think they are above a receptionist and make you suffer in pain.