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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6030 on: May 28, 2019, 01:53:02 PM »
I failed to get through to make an appointment for this afternoon, too :veryangry:
It's a small practice with only 2 GPs so, after I nip down to see 70000 'Britannia' at Leyland tomorrow morning, I will be investigating changing my GP.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6031 on: May 28, 2019, 02:18:17 PM »
At the practice I'm currently with, an apointment with a doctor 2 - 3 weeks wait, nurse practioner 2 days, or wait in the surgery with parking on the road outside at £1.80/hour. I've only seen a male doctor once in over 4 years, and that was a house call; usually young women doctors - salaried not partners, can be a bit embarassing at times, like with your trousers and pants down and her with a rubber glove on.

They sent me a letter in April asking me to phone for an appointment for a couple of annual reviews with a nurse, appointment is for June 24!!!!!!!!

Luckily I can request my repeat prescriptions on line for delivery; the pharmacy I had at first never looked at the prescriptions on line until you phoned up asking where your pills were, the one I'm with now delivers within 48 hours or less of me requesting.

One thing we have care line in these flats, ambulance and paramedics within minutes of pulling the cord or hitting the button

This all contrasts with the practice I was with before moving,I'd been with them for 23 years, never waited longer than next day for an appointment and only saw a woman doctor twice
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6032 on: May 28, 2019, 02:35:37 PM »
My current practice is just round the corner from where I used to live and is also on the road to where I used to work but seeing as I moved to my bungalow 7 years ago and finished work 5 years ago, now seems a good time to find a place nearer and with better facilities e.g. more doctors, better parking, better hours etc. I have my prescriptions sent to my local pharmacy and collect them from there so no issues with them.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6033 on: May 28, 2019, 03:31:50 PM »
Re docs, If you need attention I don't care if they're male or female, as long as they
do their job and can consult when required. No Carry On jokes please …
(all male docs and all female nurses).

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6034 on: May 28, 2019, 11:58:46 PM »
When I arrived here in 1974 (off the convict ship, as NewportNobby insists on telling people), I found myself a GP who turned out to be really good.

Unfortunately he died about 15 years ago and I didn't find out for a while after. By the time I did, all my paper medical records had disappeared.

Since then I've had about 6 or 7 different GPs, just at the time in life when you really need someone who knows you and your medical history well.

I have only being seeing the latest one for 6 months. Of course these days I get appointment reminders on me phone (don't forget we pay for consultations here), along with offers such as free flu jabs on certain days.

Ah well, c'est la vie here at the Antipodes.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6035 on: May 29, 2019, 03:52:37 PM »
When I arrived here in 1974 (off the convict ship, as NewportNobby insists on telling people)

I note you haven't actually denied it yet, though, George :hmmm: ;D

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6036 on: May 29, 2019, 04:47:24 PM »
Might this be why he was on that convict ship?

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6037 on: May 29, 2019, 04:56:05 PM »
Can we used that gentleman's name as an alternative swear word on the forum please?  ;)
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6038 on: May 30, 2019, 05:43:41 AM »
Might this be why he was on that convict ship?



Whale oil beef hooked.

Not guilty of that one, m'lud.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6039 on: May 30, 2019, 10:44:47 AM »
The bridge referred to is reckoned to be the oldest in Dorset, some other old bridges carry the same notice.

http://www.whitemill.org/z0005.htm

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6040 on: May 30, 2019, 12:54:05 PM »
The bridge referred to is reckoned to be the oldest in Dorset, some other old bridges carry the same notice.

http://www.whitemill.org/z0005.htm

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i thought the various clapper bridges were meant to be much older

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6041 on: May 30, 2019, 01:10:59 PM »
Clapper bridges are more primitive than Whitemill more like stone slabs bridging betwen stepping stones, there may have been one at this site before the present structure

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clapper_bridge
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6042 on: June 15, 2019, 09:39:40 AM »
It’s insurance renewal time again and I can definitely say not all insurance companies are created equal.

Car insurance was dealt with last week and for the third year in a row we will be staying with Aviva. I have absolutely no problem with these guys and happily recommend them  :thumbsup:

Today, having received a “reminder” (no, it’s actually a missive) from the home insurance provider, that needs sorting. I write this on the Angry Thread because of the sentence “we will take payment automatically”.

 :veryangry: :censored:

No.

I never ever agree to that and it flipping annoys me. Add to that the fact that said premium has gone up over 25% (must have been an “introductory offer” last year  ::)) and it’s almost certain this bunch of cowboys will be told to do one.

And the name? Let’s just say they would be very highly ranked in the Navy.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6043 on: June 15, 2019, 11:40:14 AM »
When I approached those 'very highly ranked in the Navy' about my motorcycle insurance they took all my details but I didn't have the registration number from the dealer at the time. I called them back next day and they told me they don't list my bike so couldn't insure me. On checking their website, sure enough, there was the model of my bike. Needless to say they are on my  :poop: list as far as any insurance goes.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #6044 on: June 15, 2019, 11:45:24 AM »
An admiral decision Mick!  :)

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