Been feeling very ill this week, bad cough, runny nose, temperature and wheezing.
Just feel lousy.
I rang up my GP as very worried, keeping me up at night, coughing wheezing, and getting through bottles of cough medicine.
But NO Appointments until next week.
But i have a low immune system AND i am an unpaid carer, i think it could be bronchitis?
There is just no flagging to say look this patient might get worse, end up in hospital.
Or that if i can’t care, then will have to get substitute care, hundreds of pounds.
So what now likely i need antibiotics, can’t get them without a doctor.
Its all in the papers that people are clogging up A&E well thats because they can’t get a doctors appointment.
If you are ill/disabled you need fast access to the GP otherwise you get worse end up in hospital costing the NHS and the government money.
But you just cannot access the GP.
Change my GP, its not about changing the GP, managing peoples long term chronic conditions so they don’t get worse, but no one does that.
And for people with low immune systems give an emergency prescription, thats what my previous GP did, it is just typical you get ill over a bank holiday, where access to the GP very difficult.
But why are GP surgery’s closed, weekends and bank holidays, your illness does not go away during the weekend?