"Trying to get a GP appointment"
About: A Medical Centre
Posted by Juliemay (as ),
My 16year old daughter required seeing a GP at our local Medical Cente in Maghull, though it wasn't urgent she has been unwell and due to going on holiday in a weeks time thought best to be seen prior to that.
The receptionist told her non urgent appointments were 1 month in advance, which we find unacceptable. She was told to call back the following morning and request an emergency appointment.
She did this and was subsequently seen.
I cannot understand nor she, why we had to use an emergency appt when she did not feel it was and was happy to wait a week so as not to take up the appointment for some one who required it more urgently.
This is a regular occurance with this GP service.
More choice should be offered to patients and evening clinics in this practice.