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GP sarcasm

On 15 Dec 2017 at 8:42pm Mrs Davis wrote:

I phoned my GP surgery today to make an 'on the day' appointment.
I was told a Dr would call me back and after talking to me would decide whether or not I needed to be seen.
The Dr duly called me and I explained to him the nature of my problem, with one of the symptoms being that I was in a lot of pain.
His response was this: "I'll tell you what I've learnt from working in Lewes; I've learnt that if a Lewes patient says they are in pain with a 10/10 pain score, it is the equivalent of a patient in Brighton reporting a 1/10 pain score. So there's probably nothing wrong with you but come down anyway and we'll take a look."
I was taken aback by this. I didn't even tell him I had a 10/10 pain score, I just said I was in a lot of pain.
As it turned out, I went to the surgery and saw a different GP who prescribed me medication and agreed I was right to phone up and ask for an appointment.
Am I having a sense of humour failure, or does anyone else think this is a bit off?
On 15 Dec 2017 at 8:50pm Marjorie wrote:
Well my doctor told me I had a cute angina, which I thought was very rude.
On 15 Dec 2017 at 9:56pm @mrs davis wrote:
You Mrs Davis, are becoming a real pain in there @rse. I shan't bother my GP with it though
On 15 Dec 2017 at 11:09pm Agree wrote:
Very rude, and a stupid appointment system too.
On 15 Dec 2017 at 11:10pm Bert wrote:
The sort of trauma that could turn you to drink or drugs
On 16 Dec 2017 at 1:09am Bert wrote:
The Doctors can't be bothered with people !!
On 16 Dec 2017 at 10:57am Mrss Davis wrote:
Must be the sherry
On 17 Dec 2017 at 4:19pm Sunshine wrote:
I've had similar experience with GPs from a certain practice in Lewes. Thinly veiled contemptible attitude towards the patients becoming too common. Call back from GP, who just announced her name - no "Hello" or "Good Morning" and "How can I be of assistance?" was clearly beneath her. I just replied Hello and waited her out in the silence that followed, forcing her finally into some civility. Bloody middle-class sense of entitlement.
On 17 Dec 2017 at 9:17pm Staying in wrote:
^school hill tw@ts no doubt
On 17 Dec 2017 at 10:18pm The real Mrs Davis wrote:
Mrs Davis wrote: I was in a lot of pain. Correction, it should read, I am a real pain.
On 18 Dec 2017 at 1:47pm First Aider wrote:
If this is River Lodge, the new appointments system, with all the rudeness and inefficiency that goes along with it, is a pilot scheme and will only continue if no one gives any indication of being dissatisfied with it. Put your complaints in writing and copy them to the CCG, and maybe it will only be temporary.
On 19 Dec 2017 at 6:38pm Annoyed wrote:
It happened to us too, took child in at eight thirty, sent home to wait for GP to phone, eventually in the afternoon, child needed seeing, seems a lot of unnecessary red tape and waste of time . This was St Andrews, they used to be good and efficient, itís Lewes wide apparently.
On 20 Dec 2017 at 6:42pm David wrote:
Can't see how the new system will work. The doctors will spend their whole time on missed calls engaged voice mail etc. They had just got the system working well with on line booking from 8:30.

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