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Barton Surgery

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wondering
wondering
03 Sep 2008 10:05

Anyone else experience problems trying to get a Doctors appointment?
On Friday they said don't ring for Monday as that is reserved!
Tuesday .. I phoned at 9.30 'oh too late fully booked'
Today Wednesday .. phoned at 8.40 'too late fully booked and 3 Doctors are on holiday'
I said 'I give up and will call in the Exeter NHS drop in'.

User 4549
User 4549
03 Sep 2008 10:40

I had the same problem some months ago, but persisted and was then asked the question is it Urgent, I replied how would I know unless I see a Dr. Then drove to the surgery and found out that they keep a number of 10 minute appointments free and saw a Dr that day. Give it a try.

wondering
wondering
03 Sep 2008 10:58

Thank you!

ZIGGY
ZIGGY
03 Sep 2008 14:07

I found it difficult in the past,phoning on 888877 as early as 8.30am. The phone seemed permanently engaged.
I now use the 08450264418 number and never have a problem as long as you phone early.

User 4549
User 4549
03 Sep 2008 17:18

I believe that is a higher cost, 08450264418 number

ZIGGY
ZIGGY
03 Sep 2008 17:27

I hadn't noticed it on my phone bill.
Depends how much you really need to see a doctor!!!

User 4549
User 4549
03 Sep 2008 21:02

Depends how much you really need to see a doctor!!!

Strange answer - I know there are people who waste Dr's time - but as I said before when they asked me ' Is it urgent ' my reply was I wont know until I see a DR.

Mouse
Mouse
11 Sep 2008 19:59

yeah i agree, they also have emergency appointments after 430pm so ask for one of them if they say everything is booked. the other day i went dowen at 830 when they opened and i was first in queue and they appointment i got was 1230!!!!!

Ann
Ann
12 Sep 2008 14:01

0845 no's cost 2p per minute from a BT line.

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