Rant doctors & nurses appointments

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  1. tofo

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    Now as some of you know I am following a fasting diet

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/u-shaped-lounge/53384-bbc-prog- alternative-diet-5-2-diet.html


    As I have read various newspaper publications and other formats
    They have all said consult your doctor

    So as I very rarely bother the medical profession

    As I had to visit our surgery to pick up sons prescription (Thyroxine )

    Thought I know have a word with the nurse
    So asks [STRIKE]hitler[/STRIKE] read desk jockey can I see the nurse

    Why came the reply

    I am on a diet and would like confirmation it is not harming me

    Oohh we don't help with diets
    And we only have one nurse others off sick

    Oh says I can I have me blood pressure checked then

    D/jock looks to the sky then at me Oh alright
    Tomorrow

    No says I looking after grandchild :Rofl1:

    D/jock when then

    Next week would be nice kids are off

    D/jock looks over her shoulder at back room staff
    Book him in if we have to cancel someone so be it

    I said we'll if its a problem ill cancel
    Oh no it's just we only have one nurse others off sick
    I took the appointment

    and I left As i felt a Rhod Gilbert moment coming on

    Anyone would think I was asking for the Crown Jewels
    And it's the health profession saying loose weight
    But don't bother us we don't bloomin care :Angry::Angry:



    And breath and relax ahhh nice thoughts flutter by :thumb:

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    You should move north to somewhere more civilised Bill :Smile:

    The receptionists at our GP practice apologise if they can't get you an appointment within a 24 hours (which very rarely happens).
     
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    Same Here in filthy Midlands (North to you Bill):Rofl1:
     
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  4. tofo

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    This particular desk jokey
    reminds me of a Rottweiler
    with toth ache, and trapped wotsits

    Usually there a bit helpfull

    Thought I'd save a doctors appt for someone ill :Eeek:


    Ill know next time :Angry:

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  5. tofo

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    It's been a thought since kids left home
    But I'd miss the grand kids

    Thought still there mind

    Would I still need a topcoat and central heating

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    with our doctors you need to book it at least a week in advance.
    and if you want to use the doctors phone in for a chat service ( that im sure they leave the phones off the hook at those times ) you have to just keep trying to get through on a busy line.

    oh the joys of living in a civilised world :Doh::Doh::Doh:
     
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    Sorry but doctors and nurses in the NHS are very busy people and are there to treat sick people. You are not sick so is it fair on you to take an appointment away from a sick person? Maybe if you are unsure of the quality of your diet you could make a private appointment to see a dietician ?
     
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    A topcoat? Have you never seen film of Newcastle Bigg Market on a Friday night? Anything more than a T shirt (men) or micro mini skirt & halter top (women) and you're overdressed :Laughing:
     
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    Couln't agree more - I once asked my former GP as to what proportion of the patients filling his surgery on a daily basis REALLY needed to see him - His answer: "About 25%." Says it all really!
     
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    Really surprised to see these replys. our Doctor encourage you to take care of your weight, seems like a jobs worth to me. Just reading the book on 5/2 diet, lots of medical research has been done into it, makes interesting reading. Its working for me :Smile:
     
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    I should think Bill that whatever the slight deficiencies in your diet might be, they are a lot less harmful than carrying around a load of excess weight.:thumb:
     
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    The practice nurse told me
    I should lose weight and to ask if I needed help

    Seems they change their mind to suit

    Your encouraged to visit the doctors
    If you have health concerns
    I used to be able to wander in
    Quick chat 2-3 mins no prob
    About six times in 27 years
    Till the new practice manager arrived

    I don't see it as a waste of the medical professions time
    As I see it if I was to follow a path that was harmfull
    And then became ill ,
    I would then involve a lot more health professionals
    And possible hospital time

    Instead of a 5 minute chat to confirm I have not taken an unsafe path
    From obese to a sensible weight
    I could of asked for a gastric band
    But the thought of invasive surgery stops me

    As I said I don't see it as wasteful of nhs time
    Surely prevention is the way forward with a little encouragement
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    Oh it's certainly working for me
    as far as I see it it's for life
    I walk now rather than drive to the local shops
    don't get out of breath
    me hip is less uncomfortable now as well
    I can see my feet and tie my shoelaces
    Without the circumference


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    so yes it's working
    I can't agree more
    i just wanted to make sure
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    Sounds like corn beef city

    Can't stand being cold

    Been out in the cold to often at work when I was working

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    I recently received a letter from my GPs Surgery (via my sisters address as I'm in Tenerife) to attend for a blood test I'm a Type II diabetic and I'm on some different medication and they wanted to check if it was working OK after 3 months I was going to the UK for a visit anyway so it all tied up..
    Got to my sisters house phoned Surgery and asked for an appointment this was Monday 8:30 am when I rang..I says can I have an appointment for a blood test...desk Jockey says yep next Thursday 17:15 I says no you've sent for me so I want it ASAP!! so she says well this Thursday at 17:30..I says you ain't listening are you ..You wanted me ASAP now I want an appointment ASAP..I got one the next day for 9:00am spoke to the diabetic nurse she says in future just call into reception explain all you need is the paperwork to be given to you so you can go to the hospital and get the test..So I said why wasn't I told of this 4 years ago this now saves me clogging up the system as i don't really consider meself that poorly..Now all I have to do is call for the paperwork go to the hospital early doors next day then get an appointment for 4 days later to be told the results by the nurse..about time they saw sense..
     
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    I dont get issues booking Drs appointments any more:BigGrin:

    I wont bore you with whats wrong with me, but lets just say I am seriously unwell and disabled. Anyway I was sat waiting to go and see my GP after waiting for 2 weeks for an available slot. My Dr came out to call his next patient, 2 ahead of me and saw me sat waiting, looking like death warmed up (I'm not joking). Without hesitation he apologised to the woman he had just called and took me through to his room straight away. He started to give me the lecture about not leaving my illness until I am in crisis and how I should of booked an apointment 2 weeks ago. When he heard that I was made to wait so long, he went straight out of his room and across to reception, where he tore a strip off the receptionist and told her that any patient THAT ill should be seen immediately, without appointment if needs be. Making me wait so long and then putting me in the waiting room without attention could of killed me and never make that mistake again. He then returned to treat me.

    After my consultation had finished I felt sorry for the receptionist and apologised if I had caused her trouble. Never evere had a problem since, and the receptionists know me by name now. I am also on the list they keep of people that must see a Dr same day if I phone them

    Get on well with all the people at the surgery actually and an excellent relationship with my Dr. I apologised for taking up so much time one day and what he said surprised me. "It's nice to have a genuinely ill person to treat, as many patients I see are here for nothing" I do know what he means, having seen so many suposedly ill people in the waiting room, chatting on their phones. Drs notes for work, school or DWP seems to be the main issue. Cant work today, I'm dieing of a cold etc

    Drs deserve some respect for the abuse they get daily. Tell somebody they
     
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    Well I agree with what everyone has said. Many receptionists are descended from Rottweillers. Personally I'd have asked for a complaints form !

    They do blood tests they say you need, then don't bother telling you the results, unless you ring up. Then (and Mondo I'm T1 diabetic) they say A1c? - Fine ! And I say no, you've made a mistake there, because that just isn't even a possible answer. What is the number please? And you can hear the Deep Sigh. And yes, then I'll complain again next time I go in.

    If she doesn't tell me then I WILL have to waste a doctor's time won't I? - because actually he's a lot easier to make a ruddy appt with than a nurse. Because I actually know by now what my test results mean and I can therefore decide if I need to see someone qualified about them or not, whether or no the doc has marked it 'see me'. If I am worried about the result and need advice , whether he cares or not, then I need to see him. End of story.

    I don't do it lightly. There are a lot of germs in surgery waiting rooms and once you have a compromised immune system ......

    And of course I very very seldom either look or sound ILL. That's the trouble with invisible conditions ! Yet I still cost the NHS quite a lot of money just staying alive. I could cost em a whole lot more if I let the complications set in, couldn't I? - what is it for the me and Mondos of this world - 10% of the whole NHS budget?

    So nobody should make judgments about people, just because of what they look like.
     
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    You have a receptionist! At our health centre all we get is a self service check-in screen. The receptionist was taken out years ago. To make an appointment you have to phone, at precisely 08:00 hrs, not a minute before, and a few seconds later all the supposed appointments are gone. Most of the back room staff seem to be part time so it's difficult to get any sense out of anyone.

    Bill
     
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    Is she part time because i am sure she is at our surgery:cry::cry:
     
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    I reckon she's moonlighting..... she works at mine too....:Doh:
     
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