Re: Which GP Surgery to register with please?
Posted by Penguin68
October 31, 06:03PM
The doctors seems to work a couple of hours a day and claim full time pay.
Forest Hill road Group practice is a scam. It is just a front to milk the NHS.
This is probably actionable. The practice (as many others) has a real problem recruiting GPs - there is an acute shortage across the country. They have two waiting rooms - the one upstairs for doctors with consulting rooms upstairs. As they don't have a drop in policy, those waiting are those with appointments - depending on the number of doctors 'on' probably no more than 1-2 per doctor (and also those waiting for the pharmacist and the practice nurses). The practice certainly has had, and is having, problems, not unique to inner city practices with high levels of problems and low levels of staff. At times the service has been excellent - over 30 years of being a patient there I have seen both good and and times. The quality of medical advice, and treatment, when you can get it, is generally high. The appointment system is undoubtedly irksome - but their triage works and 'emergency' as opposed to routine needs are still being met, in my experience.
To suggest that the doctors are lazy or scamming either their patients or the NHS is entirely uncalled for.