"Difficulties in finding a dentist/doctor when I moved"
About: Cumbria Teaching PCT Cumbria Teaching PCT Carlisle CA11 8HX
Posted by Kirst (as ),
From putting my name on the PCT waiting list I had to wait a year before they found me a place with a dentist in Carlisle and I know of others who have had similar experiences. When I moved here I originally also had problems finding a place with a doctor and now I am with one it is often hard to make an appointment if you need to see someone that day (i.e. you have to book weeks in advance which is a bit hard given you don't know weeks in advance that you will be ill or hurt). I think these are points that may be worth discussing amongst NHS service providers/the NHS as I am sure that other young people as they move away from home are faced with similar difficulties. In particular younger people tend not to need regular appointments with doctors but often need them irregularly at the time of sickness/accident.