"Having to change doctor when moving house"
About: NHS Ayrshire & Arran NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Posted by JackieK139 (as ),
I am moving home approx 5 miles from where I currently live. I have been with my current practice all my life, my husband and kids are with the same doctors too. I am being told that I will have to move practices and move to a new doctor as my current doctor won't cover me. We lived in another Village 5 miles away when the children were born and it wasn't a problem then. We all work in town 5 minutes from the practice which is open mornings and late some evenings and out of hours is covered by a centralised emergency Doctor on Call service.
We have not had a doctor called out to any of us and have even offered that they put on our records that they do not do home visits we must visit the surgery but there is no compromise with them. I have even explained I can be at their surgery from my house quicker than some patients within their "catchment" area.
My daughter is now talking about not registering with a doctor as she is very uncomfortable about talking about things with people she doesn't know and as she has been brought up with the doctors and nurses in our practice she knows them and is quite comfortable with them.
I am very disappointed after all the years we have been with the surgery we are being forced to find another doctor against our will and to the detriment of the care we can be provided.