Re: I have heard that there is to be a demonstration outside East Dulwich Hospital on Saturday 28 June.
Posted by KalamityKel
26 June, 2014 10:03
Bic Basher Wrote:
> According to NHS Choices, Dr Sarma has 2180
> patients on his books, one of the lowest in SE22.
> Considering Melbourne Grove is within a short
> distance of Dulwich Hospital, most who want to
> continue receiving GP services in the same area
> will simply transfer across, despite the problems
> they've had in recent months.
> It's a shame when a practice closes as I went
> through the same process last summer, yet the
> patient capacity is there.
Catchment areas still apply to the other surgeries as does the whole registration malarky of filling out a form, dropping it in to the surgery, providing various forms of ridiculous ID, battling with the receptionist, booking in to see the nurse for the silly health check which covers everything you've filled in on the form (even if you've just had a check up at your old surgery)and then a docs appointment if needed - it should simply be a straight transfer with none of this rubbish... 2180 appointments now are being taken up unnecessarily.
The whole process is ridiculous.
After moving to a surgery you DON'T want to go to - how can anyone say there is a choice when many patients at Dr Sarma's surgery moved they because they had already tried the others?
What guarantee is there that a similar form of closure won't occur to the surgery you end up going to a little way down the line? If NHS England have done their research as they claim does this not open their eyes to other surgeries they may want to close/not continue to run?
This particular surgery was to be included, along with MGMC, with future plans for hospital site - if it was considered on this side of plans why suddenly deem it now as unimportant? How does one quick short study out do the other that has been going on for years?
The whole point of the "demonstration" I would have assumed was to highlight a whole number of issues which we ALL should be concerned about. So those thinking oh it doesn't concern me... really? Doesn't it?
The demonstration is open to all. Come along if you care about your area.