"Availibility of doctors"

About: NHS Bedfordshire CCG

(as the patient),

The surgery has been hitherto extremely good. However, recently the principal doctor is now only available two (yes, just two) days a week. I am a great believer that visiting a GP requires a personal relationship with one doctor, all the more so in the case of certain conditions which require an intimate knowledge of the patient.

As a secondary point, I believe that doctors of both sexes should generally be available for consultation, and two days a week for the only male doctor does not seem reasonable.

I have been extremely impressed by this surgery to date, so this latest news is very disappointing. I would ask the practice to explain why they are now only able to offer a certain (and very good) doctor for only two days a week. I strongly believe that a good GP surgery should be small and personal, and hate to think that my surgery wishes to deviate from that ideal, as until now they have been superb.

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››

Updates, changes and questions related to this story