London SE1 community website

Borough Medical Centre

Join in these discussions today! Log in or register.
Tuesday 23 September 2008 10.21am
Is anyone registered with this surgery? Can you tell me what the doctors are like?

I'm just a bit worried because I had a bad time with one of the receptionists this morning when I was attempting to register (but in fairness to her, she did let me register) - I'm just a bit concerned that the doctors may also have the same attitude problem...
Wednesday 24 September 2008 11.26am
I don't know this surgery, but experience suggests that the attitude of receptionists and the attitude of doctors working within a practice aren't necessarily at all similar. I generally find that receptionists at surgeries have a certain "manner" that doesn't make dealing with them especially easy. I guess they are used to having to put up with quite a lot of hassle and irritation, which may explain their demeanour.
Wednesday 1 October 2008 11.05am
I had a similar experience when I registered with this surgery when I first moved to the area in 2006.

The staff were rude and found it annoying to fit me in around their conversation. In addition, a young couple who spoke limited english were in the waiting room with me trying to get to see a doctor for their baby who had been vomiting all weekend and the staff were incredibly dismissive and bascially told them that the doctor was too busy. Fortunately at that point one of the doctors actually came through the waiting room and took them straight in. This has been my ongoing experience of this surgery, the doctors are ok but also fairly disinterested and everytime I ring for an appointment it is an ordeal.

I would recommend you call the Princess Street Group Practice who are taking new patients. They are very pleasant on the phone and have about 8 doctors including 4 female doctors.

To post a message, please log in or register..
We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Also on the forum
Views expressed in this discussion forum are those of the contributors and may not reflect the editorial policy of this website. Please read our terms and conditions