Nightmare Doctors

Gramaisc

Forum O. G.
Is the answer Health Centres as opposed to GPs' surgeries?
A simple answer would be for people to just act in a responsible manner, in the interests of the people who ultimately pay their wages, or for the regulators, that those same people also pay, to do what they're paid for - rather than strut their pomposity from the safety of their legally-enforceable closed shop.
 

Lucy

Well-Known Forumite
Gnosall Pharmacy doesn't open at the weekend. I found this out when I once didn't wait for prescription. Never made that mistake again.
 

Bob

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Gnosall Pharmacy doesn't open at the weekend. I found this out when I once didn't wait for prescription. Never made that mistake again.


It always used to be open on a Saturday morning.

We used to be at Gnosall, they have some wonderful doctors an on the whole some very efficient, friendly and competent staff working a good system. I had my prescription collected by Tesco and it was always ready first week of the month when I did my shopping.
 

Lucy

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Fortunately I don't often need to go, but the doctors are great, and when I realised the pharmacy hours I used to just wait for it and get it filed near work.
 

Mudgie

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Penkridge does't have a health centre alas. Penkridge Medical Practice is still a GPs. Such as Brewood & Gnosall though.
I thought it was the Gibsons that had the Penkridge establishment but evidently can't tell a Health Centre from a GP's Medical Practice.
 

Glam

Mad Cat Woman
I thought it was the Gibsons that had the Penkridge establishment but evidently can't tell a Health Centre from a GP's Medical Practice.
Dr Tony Grocott is head honcho at the Penkridge Medical Practise.
 

Cue

Well-Known Forumite
The principle of the NHS is excellent and many parts of the NHS are excellent but the GP system is totally, utterly crap and will always be so until someone his them in the wallet and forces them to offer customer service. Much like the Outpatient system as well actually.

Not having them be for-profit businesses would help.

However it does sound like this is a rather exceptional case even for GPs. Not allowing an alternative pharmacy must be against “the rules” surely? I’d be on to your MP (haha... at least you’re not in Stafford), local Trust, etc as it sounds like they’re taking the piss
 

Lucy

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Not having them be for-profit businesses would help.

However it does sound like this is a rather exceptional case even for GPs. Not allowing an alternative pharmacy must be against “the rules” surely? I’d be on to your MP (haha... at least you’re not in Stafford), local Trust, etc as it sounds like they’re taking the piss
Oh, do you realise who the MP is for those of us who live on the western outskirts of the borough?!
 

Gramaisc

Forum O. G.
Oh, do you realise who the MP is for those of us who live on the western outskirts of the borough?!
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Noah

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Was Tony Grocott the person who ran the Dunston Beer Festivals.
Penkridge Medical Practice partners are currently Dr Anthony Grocott, Dr Gopal Annadanam, Dr Sheena Gibson & Dr Joanna Baldock (probably in order of seniority) plus 3 salaried GPs
 

Mudgie

Well-Known Forumite
Was Tony Grocott the person who ran the Dunston Beer Festivals.
Penkridge Medical Practice partners are currently Dr Anthony Grocott, Dr Gopal Annadanam, Dr Sheena Gibson & Dr Joanna Baldock (probably in order of seniority) plus 3 salaried GPs
No, David Blanchard ran the Dunston Beer Festival for six years until 2000.
 
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