Friday 13 May 2016 11.00am
If our GP (New Mill Street
) is typical, it seems like they really don't want to book non-urgent advance appointments. If you ask for one they will try to put you off and if pressed will then grudgingly give a date several weeks hence. On the other hand, if you 'phone at 7:30 am on the dot it's rarely a problem to get an appointment same day. I've just given up on feeling guilty about using the latter approach to get an appointment for a non-urgent matter.
To me it feels like this is a product of some aspect of the management system that they (the practices) have to work under. For instance maybe it's to their benefit in some way to be able to show that all their time is taken up with urgent appointments?