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Wednesday 15 October 2003 4.14pm
Decima Street Practice is excellent if you can register and their books are open. Falmouth Road practice has a good name and a few female Doctors, The Borough Medical Centre is very good, Dr Smith, Dr.Misra, Dr Sharma, all good.

Thursday 16 October 2003 8.23pm
'if you can register' ...ah those key words. Having tried every practice within walking distance [all those mentioned, plus one other] and been rebuffed because they were 'too far away' [excuse me - less than half a mile using my legs - too far??] or too full [can't debate that one] I have had to resort to obtaining a form from the NHS so that I will be assigned to a practice - whether they like it or why refuse my 'custom' in the first place...? what a crazy system. Can anyone explain it?

Thursday 16 October 2003 10.13pm

The explaination is simple. Too few GP too many patients.
Thursday 16 October 2003 11.28pm
jac - I had worked that one out, but in fact several of the practices I have spoken have room on their lists, however I live about 10 metres too far away 'on the wrong side of the street' [sob!]

My point was related to the fact that it seems that one of the practices that has so far declined to accept my custom will be obliged to take me on once the NHS have processed the assignment form.

The situation will not improve in the short term because being a GP is no longer seen as a rewarding option.

Friday 17 October 2003 11.15am

I understand your point, the system is in a mess. I guess the only reason these doctors have room on their list is because they have restricted their boundaries and are sticking to them.

There were several reports in the local news paper a few months ago about the problem. One poor couple had been on their gps list for many years (i cant rememeber exactly 30 or 40 I think) but the practise had reduced its catchment area and they were taken off and had to find new gps. I find that quite apalling. Luckily my surgery has not removed my family as from what you say I might well be out of the catchment area now but if things carry on as they are who knows maybe I will be in the future.
Thursday 30 June 2011 9.32pm
wow thats interesting seeing you thread answer here, I have just left grange road practise, I was very unhappy with them, the lady doctor I saw was ok, I wonder if its same one you saw. Was her name Haider? She was ok with me and caring and bla bla and all that jazz but the other two male doctors there I was disappointed with so left and now at Parkers Row which is better. Straight away they refer me for heart echo which I wanted before when was at Grange road they would not bother to do this, even though I was very worried as my ankles are swollen all the time and this new doc said I have fluid in them, as have slight enlargement on my heart with other health issues. To long to go into.
Thursday 30 June 2011 10.58pm
Ladywriter1968 wrote:
wow thats interesting seeing you thread answer here, I have just left grange road practise,

This thread is old and the post I made about Grange road practice in 2003 refers to the old GP practice no longer there and not the new health centre on Grange road. I am now registered with Decima street which is linked to the new grange road practice and I have no problems with the doctors at either Decima or grange road
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