Sorry Paul it's very common now 🙁
I work in the NHS. GPs are over run. Community services are at breaking point. It's just trying to have the best system that fits.
Also when people book in advance, their circumstances can change and they DNA their appointment. So slots get filled and patients don't turn up.
It really is not the best but what is available.
Now if people, and the Queen, paid their taxes we would have a better service...
: I just tried to book an advance appointment
: for my 7 year old son at our local practice
: and was told it is no longer possible to get
: advance appointments and you have to call on
: the day to get a same day time.
: The lady on the phone told me this is now
: the way it works. I admit none of us have
: been to the docs for over a year but I canít
: find reference to this on the NHS website -
: is this really the way it now works?
: Obviously this also makes it super hard to
: see the GP of your choice......