"GP appointments"

About: Greater Manchester

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

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Visit with Doctor at Lockside Surgery who knew me well and I had to wait for 2 weeks to see him. This was no problem to me except that it would have been better could I have seen him more quickly. I was offered an emergency appointment but felt this not necessary - there were more people needing this facility that needed it before me. I could have spoken to the doctor but I know he would need to see me. Doctor was pleasant and listened to my problem with interest, checking on old info regarding my problem. He decided that I required an appointment within the next week or two and as I left the surgery, reassured that all was being done that was necessary, he was busy writing a letter for referral.

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