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Doctors receptionists

On 21 Nov 2013 at 1:21pm Mike wrote:
As a follow up to the thread below about doctors receptionists I was wondering what the collective noun for these guardians of the medical profession might be.
How about 'a denial of receptionists'
Any other ideas?
On 21 Nov 2013 at 2:12pm Townie wrote:
How about "fantastic people who have to deal with the daily slog of moaners ringing them up expecting them to pull off miracles"
On 21 Nov 2013 at 3:44pm Anonymous wrote:
How about ' they find some manners when speaking to the general moaning public ( st Andrews ) or look for another job! I for one do not moan when calling for an appointment but get spoken to by the most miserable and unsympathetic bunch at the other end !
On 21 Nov 2013 at 4:32pm Rocky wrote:
I cant see how making an appointment for someone can be classed as a miracle! Dont get me wrong a few are good, the others need people skills and a good slap!
On 21 Nov 2013 at 5:18pm AVOR wrote:
They are probably doing what they're told, but a few of them do make it seem like a power struggle. I would not want a job dealing with the public though, some of whom as we know can be proper litle 'blighters'.
On 21 Nov 2013 at 5:39pm xplorer1 wrote:
A suffering of receptionists.
On 21 Nov 2013 at 6:06pm Border Control wrote:
A blockage of Receptionists !
On 21 Nov 2013 at 6:41pm Sweet Pea wrote:
A scowl of receptionists
On 21 Nov 2013 at 7:03pm Fairmeadow wrote:
When you look at public views of GP practices they all look the same on the stats. People think their GPs are lovely and their receptionists dragons. BUT it is the lovely GPs who insist on their receptionists being dragons, to keep their workload down
On 21 Nov 2013 at 7:08pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Either way, going to the NHS Doctors isn't a great experience, anyone recommend a private Doctor ?
On 21 Nov 2013 at 8:21pm Tipex wrote:
Mayor - I'm a qualified private doctor and can offer an initial consultation for 2730. Prescriptions are extra (70 each). Hope to hear from you.
On 21 Nov 2013 at 10:17pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Oh Dr Shipman stop mucking about !
On 21 Nov 2013 at 11:10pm Dr feelgood wrote:
I got some real good me under phoenix bridge.
On 21 Nov 2013 at 11:48pm Ellie wrote:
I have been a medical receptionist over many years and I pride myself on my professionalism and sympathy. Being in the front line is very hard, the public have no idea how much the GPs hide behind the receptionist; they do the Drs dirty work. I acknowledge that there are atrocious receptionists, arrogant and ignorant. Please do not label us all the same.
On 22 Nov 2013 at 12:33am Chris Peacock wrote:
I think receptionists are amazing, my grandad collapsed in a surgery in lewes with severe stamach pains, a woman who shall remain nameless managed to retrieve my nans watch from his anus, without him even flinching...she is a true hero.
On 22 Nov 2013 at 1:33pm Old Cynic wrote:
If this forum is a cross section of the Great British Public then receptionists deserve a medal - they put up with a hell of a lot of crap, moaning, rudeness, intimidation and abuse from people they are tying to help - and what do they get for it - you lot moaning about how crap they are.
On 22 Nov 2013 at 4:53pm The Truth wrote:
Oh come on, everyone knows that GP Receptionists and Dinner Ladies are the result of an awfully gone wrong breeding program that was conducted in secret tunnels deep below Woking station. Where else did you think they come from?
On 22 Nov 2013 at 5:08pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I've been going to St Andrews for donkeys years and never had any problems with the receptionists. The odd person may be a little terse, but they're always polite and I'd rather have that than the insincere 'Have a nice day' approach. I find that people who complain about bad customer service are often the cause of it.
On 22 Nov 2013 at 11:35pm What ? wrote:
CP - how on earth did your nan's watch end up your grandad's anus ?
On 23 Nov 2013 at 1:02am Harry wrote:
I've only ever found the receptionists at St Andrew's to be both polite and helpful.
On 23 Nov 2013 at 6:39am Doctor No wrote:
CP It came off her wrist. stupid !!
On 23 Nov 2013 at 8:40am sceptic wrote:
Moan! Moan! Moan! There are tablets to cure that but the trouble is they are illegal, unless Dr. Feelgood can help you.
On 23 Nov 2013 at 8:36pm gaynor gould wrote:
I only ring the ones with 01273 numbers so that's Riverlodge out then as they still insist on using expensive 0844 numbers that is now illegal!
On 25 Nov 2013 at 1:43pm Claire Duc wrote:
The ladies at St Andrews have always been pleasant, professional and helpful when I've had dealings with them. Perhaps it depends how you approach people as to how they respond. Speak to them as if you think they're miserable and unsympathetic and maybe you get the response you deserve.
On 29 Nov 2013 at 11:04pm neil wrote:
I find the receptionists at St. Andrews absolutely fine also.

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