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Do you rate your GP and practice?


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  1. 1. Do you rate your GP

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My dad is a pensioner and the pain killers he was using for his knee pain was not working so he asked for tablets that he had used before that worked, the doctor was reluctant because they were an extra 40 pence a packet! Now this surgery used to be one that i used but left in the end as i lost all faith in it. The surgery i use now is fantastic and i can book 24 hours in advance instead of the 2 weeks that i had to at my old surgery is this because my new GP is in Sutton and the other was in an inner city area? I don't know but do you have faith in your GP and if not why?

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Most GP's have changed the way they work. To them it's run like a business now. A drug is often prescribed in hospital and when the patient gets home the GP changes it to a cheaper (and often inferior) alternative to save cash.

Any cash they save, they get a proportion of. On top of that a lot of them are fuckwits (my sister is a GP before anyone jumps on me).

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my GP is ok. i research my symptoms before i go, and then turn up & tell him my problem & what he should prescribe me.

He listens & then does what i say. It helps being married to a pharmacist!

I can usually get an appointment for the same day, so thats good.

If i need referring to a specialist, i tell the GP & he will do it.

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well lets fae of all the medical profession who have done well in terms of pay they by far have been the best

but it was needed with the shortage out there

i don't think that increasing the salary solves the shortage.

What yoyu actually need is more places at medical schools, so more doctors are trained.

I suppose the increase in salary keeps some current GP's from retiring early (maybe).

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I think in all the time I've visited the docs for whatever reason if I've seen the same GP twice in a row then thats all.

usually a different GP each time!

Therefore in short - No i don't rate my GP as to be fair i'm not sure who it is.

However I do rate the practice overall, as when needed i've been able to see a GP the same day - never had a problem with the advice given, but then i don't go to the docs for every little ache and pain

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When i was in the same surgery as my dad i had a never ending array of problems and for some reason i stayed although i live in Sutton.

At my last job i had BUPA and after visiting the surgery on many occasions with the same problem i asked if i could have a referral letter for acupuncture. He told me that they did not recognise it and refused even though this was being paid by my health care and not coming out of his practice. He recommended me to a surgeon who so happened to have the same surname and when i questioned this i was asked to leave his office.

On another occasion i took a knock to the knee and my leg kept going numb and he kept telling me that it was just a bruise. I was at LandRover at the time and was getting physio twice a week and they ended up paying for me to be X-rayed where the problem was found and calcification was found. They sent all the stuff to my GP and said to make an appointment with him so he could refer me to a specialist.

My GP's response? What do you want me to do about it! "if it makes you feel better I'll send you to A & E" My response got me banned from seeing him yet the other GP referred me and i had my problem sorted.

One of the worst has to have been when i dislocated my collar bone mountain biking and i was told by the doctor at good hope there was no operation possible and i needed to change careers. When i mentioned i had BUPA his attitude changed and i was told there was an operation and not to come back to this place and he made me an appointment at Little Aston as there was an operation he could do. :evil:

I really can go on all day about things like this and feel that people are not getting the service the deserve. I voted satisfied based on my new GP.

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My doctor in uni was very good - no appointments needed, just had to turn up during surgery hours (I think it was 7:30am - 10am, or 5pm - 8pm) and wait, you'd be seen.

My doctor now however is terrible. 5 months after AXA sent in my application, waiting on him to tick 2 boxes for my life insurance.... :(

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Most GP's have changed the way they work. To them it's run like a business now. A drug is often prescribed in hospital and when the patient gets home the GP changes it to a cheaper (and often inferior) alternative to save cash.

Any cash they save, they get a proportion of. On top of that a lot of them are fuckwits (my sister is a GP before anyone jumps on me).

All the cool kids have sisters who are gps :winkold:

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