"Is it not possible to have a triage system at GP surgeries?"

About: Stoke Mandeville Hospital / Accident and emergency Thames Valley

(as the patient),

Leg locked at knee. Rested and slept overnight. Contacted NHS Direct (pre 111) who, following testing instructions, advised A&E. Long wait, only to be told to go home.

Much easier if I could have seen someone at my local surgery. However, at that time no appointments available. Is it not possible to have a triage system at GP surgeries?

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