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Sunny Clouds

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Re: Covid jab
« Reply #75 on: 15 Oct 2021 05:25PM »
Aargh.

I saw a couple of doctors at my GP surgery a couple of days ago and made a point of telling them how appreciative I am, but I'm even more appreciative now.  I wish you had a good surgery to register with.  I know hugs from Ouchers aren't a substitute for meds, appointments, access, adjustments etc., but it's all I can offer.

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« Reply #76 on: 16 Oct 2021 06:13PM »
I had my fortnightly phone consult with my GP on Thursday and we decided to move to four weekly appointments. She said half their appointments are now face to face so I actually booked a face to face which is going to feel weird having not really seem her for 18 months. Could things be slowly returning to normal?


The chemist is adjacent to the surgery so a face to face makes sense as it's one excursion to see the GP and get my medication.

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« Reply #77 on: 16 Oct 2021 08:45PM »
My GP already did telephone triage before the pandemic and I think he does video-wotsit, but I've never done that, only the telephone triage.

To be fair, I have been into my GP surgery twice in the pandemic to have flu jabs, but my annual review this year was by phone. 

I don't think things will return to normal in the sense of going back to how they were before, because so far as I can tell, the stress of aggressive patients during the pandemic plus all the extra work has led to a significant drop in GP numbers, and I think a significant proportion of those that came out of retirement to help with the pandemic will leave again within the next year or so.

It beats me how GPs cope with all the nastiness politicians and the media throw at them, and how GP surgeries like mine provide such a good service is bewildering.  Mind you, over the decades, they've been brilliant at being creative.  They don't just provide clinical services, they provide space for non-clinical services such as a benefits & finance adviser.  It's closed at the moment, but they also have a prayer room. 

Sudden thought - usually when I go to see my GP, I get offered a cuppa while I'm waiting.  That's not happening now.  I think I should complain to my MP.  At least other GPs stick to being conventional and not having enough seats or enough appointments but mine's fussing over crockery hygiene.  Harumph!

Meanwhile, I hope your face-to-face will be weird only a bit and will feel ok when you get there.
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Re: Covid jab
« Reply #78 on: 20 Oct 2021 08:39PM »
I tried to book my Covid booster online today but it asked me if I am a frontline health and care worker and I said no and it then said that I can't book my booster yet. My area is slow. I guess I am anxious as I am going to stay with my sister for 48 hours this weekend and during that time attending a grandchild's birthday celebration with 45 guests and I don't normally mix or socialise so I would have felt reassured had I been able to have my booster before this weekend.


One friend of mine has Covid for the third time and another friend has it for the second. The friend with the third bout doesn't even work but does have a school child who will be a transmitter.


I want my booster asap really so as to feel safer.