Elusive GPs

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I have come to the conclusion that it would be easier to break into Fort Knox than to see a doctor over a bank holiday weekend – or any weekend for that matter.

Having tried to doctor myself on the Sunday I phoned NHS24 early on Monday morning and spent about an hour between giving my details to the receptionist and waiting for a call from the nurse. Two hours and a 15-mile trip later I was seen by the on-call doctor.

The hunt was then on for a chemist that was open to dispense the prescription.

Politicians spare no expense travelling the length and breadth of the country in all modes of transport touting for votes from the very people who see their concerns about health, education and the poor quality of roads go unheeded.

Margaret Wallace

Broomfield Avenue

East Ayrshire