"Difficult to get an emergency appointment at Manor Park surgery"
About: Leeds PCT Leeds PCT Leeds LS16 6QG
Posted by shirley2 (as ),
After spending a weekend worrying about two areas of my health, i telephoned my surgery to get an appointment (Manor Park).
I was told there were only emergengency appointments left for the morning. No-one obviously has an emergency in the afternoon!
Each visit i make to the surgery i notice that over a hundred appointments have been missed every time. How do people who work Monday to Friday and have to take time off get to see a GP? We can't make advance appointments, only four weeks in advance on the instruction of the GP. In which case you could have expired.
I just find it ridiculous. If they are over-registered then it's not fair on the people that do keep their appointments because obviously those that don't are not really ill and are wasting NHS time.
At least i call the surgery and tell them if i need to cancel. I hope i'm still around to hear your reply.