Face 2 face appointments a thing of the past?

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    Brydo
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    My wife called the doctor last week to get an appointment as she found a mole on her leg and didn’t like the look of it. Doctor called her back “no need for an appointment just send me a photo”. iPhone out photo taken half an hour later doctor calls with a hospital appointment for today.

    Haven’t seen a doctor in the flesh for a year and a half, do they still get paid 🤪🤪🤪🤪

    • This topic was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Brydo.

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
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    joss
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    It’s the future brydo…

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    #161157 Reply
    Brydo
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    It is joss and to be honest as long as it works ie they find out what’s wrong with you then I’m happy to go along with it.

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
    Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

    #161618 Reply
    Winston
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    I avoid the docs like their receptionists avoid manners and empathy 🙈

    I did have to call for some anti biotics a month or so ago for my throat/mouth , I got a call back from a nurse who told me to take some pics , I did explain down the back of the throat isn’t the isn’t to photograph lol

    anyways I took 4 pics and included a very lengthy and detailed description of my issue ( which is an ongoing issue since I was a boy )

    when she called back she told me my email would go to some admin staff member who would then distribute it to the relevant departments , low and behold she only got 1 pic sent and none of my explanation , so that was a complete waste of time 🤣

    but being anti social I’m happy with this if it’s the new norm 👍🏻

    on a side note I had an old friend contact me out the blue asking about my GP surgery details as he wasn’t registered and wanted a male GP

    i gave him the details and asked what was up and he told me he had something wrong with his Arsehole!

    thinks it’s a cyst or something ( his mrs is a nurse aswell 🤦🏻‍♂️🤣 )

    I said not to worry I’m sure it would be fine, but I’ll admit I actually LOL’d ( very loudly ) at the prospect of him having to send in some photos of the culprit 🙈😭🤣

    not to mention the poor bugger on the emails that day lol

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    #161625 Reply
    Georgie

    I’ll be having a F-2-F with my spine consultant in about 2 hours.  It’ll be the first time I see him and I had assumed it would be on Zoom or some such because, unless he plans to give me and MRI while I’m there, I don’t think there’s much he could tell just by looking.

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    Tharg
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    Hope things went well with your back-bloke, Georgie.

    Don’t have a problem getting F-2-F with GP. Both Mrs T and me have had issues which have needed an examination/specialist Doc-administered injection. Have got appointments once we have fought our way past the rude, incompetent and downright offensive “receptionists”. Problem exacerbated by having to phone for “phone-triage” after 8am and before 9pm. Can never get through. Sometimes have written snail-mail letter to Doc to get him to phone us. Bloody silly.

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    Georgie

    All went well at the Hossie, Tharg.  A proper 20 minute consultation when he (brace yourself) actually listened to what I said, followed by 3 x-rays and an appointment for an MRI in a couple of weeks.

    Of course, this was at a Private Hospital under DH’s job Health Insurance.  Still have to undergo the usual verbal wrestling matches with my GP in order to get a flippin’ Letter of Referral – plus a £30 charge for the letter!

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    Tharg
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    Glad that things went well with back bloke. Outrageous that GP charges you for a referral letter. Mine has referred both of us to private sector in the past and didn’t charge at all.

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    joss
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    I find that appalling that the cheeky GP has the Gaul to charge you £30.00 for the letter. I would complain to the practise manager.

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    #161937 Reply
    Georgie

    He is the Practice Manager.  I had one done 18 months ago and it was free, but now it’s “the Policy”.

    #161938 Reply
    Georgie

    And I should count myself lucky, because they charged some chap £97 for filling in a form from the DVLA!

    The problem it that, as with more and more GP surgeries, my ‘local’ GP surgery isn’t ‘real’ NHS any more but a private business that acts like one and then charges the NHS for services provided.  Except for vital form-filling and Private referrals, which they (perfectly legally) use as a milch cow because they know they have their patients over the proverbial barrel.

    My M.S. Consultant is NHS and has never charged me for filling forms for the DVLA (I have a short-term driving licence that has to be reassessed and renewed very 3 years.  This will be my third and they’ve contacted him every time.)

    #161940 Reply
    Tharg
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    In addition to all this “private business” aspect of NHS GPs, there is also the thuggish “management” of the Primary Care Trust managers. This coves are not medically qualified and their primary motivation is to get themselves as much power as possible. They dictate policy to the GP Surgeries not only on charging for letters etc., they also specify which drugs can and cannot be prescribed. Disgraceful, considering their non-medical status. One consultant whom we know refuses to work for the NHS because of this. Another described them “bullying, useless arseholes.”

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    ChrisK
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    I see the future of the NHS now, send your photo and a description of your problem to the doctor operating in a tin shed on the outskirts of New Delhi then wait and wait and wait for one of our doctors in the UK to get back to you.

    Pretty much how Virgin Media broadband do there services in the UK so should work for the NHS too.🤔😁

    #161955 Reply
    Brydo
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    Take out the guy in India and your own doctor and insert an AI robot connected to the internet.

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
    Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

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