"Continuity of care from health centre"
About: NHS Shetland NHS Shetland
Posted by ele123 (as ),
I have quite a complicated medical history and when I called along to the drop in clinic I was asked if I could be seen by the Practice Nurse on this ocassion I said yes and was told I would be given an appointment with the Nurse.
As it happened the Practice Nurse realised that I would benefit from being seen by one of the GP's and changed my appointment so I was seen by this GP. This helped as I had the continuity of care which is essential for my complex medical history. I think the Practice Nurse was correct in what she did for me.
For other visits to the GP it would be really good to be seen regularly by the same GP as they can build up a better record on my symptoms and treat me quicker and in a better way than would happen if I was seen by a series of different doctors.