Corona Virus Treatment

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by ricky101, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Victoria

    Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    19,012
    Occupation:
    Lady of Leisure
    Location:
    Portugal
    Ratings:
    +8,566

    Você também meu amigo.
    :imphrt:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

      Joined:
      Jan 9, 2005
      Messages:
      29,663
      Gender:
      Male
      Occupation:
      joinery
      Location:
      Mid Kent
      Ratings:
      +33,072
      But they need to get more phone lines if they want to do over the phone consultations, you should still be able to contact reception for other things.

      They might be open for business, but how do you make an appointment?
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • Jiffy

        Jiffy The Match is on Fire

        Joined:
        Aug 25, 2011
        Messages:
        8,191
        Occupation:
        Pyro
        Location:
        Retired Next To The Bonfire in UK
        Ratings:
        +17,890
        Yes, but first week more people came out here then went back to normal, last week doubled in traffic/people than normal, we've never seen the traffic/people get less than a normal week, the only time I see what they call a lockdown is went we go shopping and the roads are quite but shops are busy
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • roders

          roders Total Gardener

          Joined:
          Feb 26, 2006
          Messages:
          5,863
          Gender:
          Male
          Ratings:
          +5,475
          Just phone easy.
          I must admit it is a big turnaround.
           
          • Informative Informative x 1
          • pete

            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

            Joined:
            Jan 9, 2005
            Messages:
            29,663
            Gender:
            Male
            Occupation:
            joinery
            Location:
            Mid Kent
            Ratings:
            +33,072
            You dont get get the old engaged signal all the time then?
             
            • Agree Agree x 2
            • Fat Controller

              Fat Controller 'Cuddly' Scottish Admin! Staff Member

              Joined:
              May 5, 2012
              Messages:
              19,546
              Gender:
              Male
              Occupation:
              Public Transport
              Location:
              At me 'puter, GCHQ Ashford Office, Middlesex
              Ratings:
              +34,652
              At what point does an essential repair become tarting the place up though? Whilst we were out for prescription stuff, we had to drop some clothes into the local recycling bins (near some local shops), then we went to Homebase to get some carpet tiles (Mrs C went in, I was chauffeur) - - now, you could say that is tarting the place up, based on the view of that being just carpet tiles it is cosmetic and therefore not essential.

              However, the whole story is that a couple of days ago I found that the kitchen units in our outhouse had essentially collapsed and the worksurface and shelving balanced on the top was threatening to fall over (damage and potential injury), so the safest thing was to take them down before they fell down. Now we had tinned foods, bottles, cooking trays etc stored at the back of my living room (not ideal with me being less than steady on my feet at times), so something had to be done.

              In the end, rather than refit el-cheapo kitchen units to an unheated and therefore mildly damp room only to have them collapse again eventually, I opted to rip them all out, extend the carpet and put in place two of those 6ft metal office style cabinets with shelves in them. Indeed, we have just finished doing it all and putting everything back where it should be. I had no choice but to extend the carpet tiles or they wouldn't have been on level flooring.

              Besides, if folks are tarting up their houses and DIY stores are open, what is the harm as long as they keep their distance? Surely better that than having more and more businesses hit the wall?
               
              • Agree Agree x 4
              • Like Like x 1
              • pete

                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

                Joined:
                Jan 9, 2005
                Messages:
                29,663
                Gender:
                Male
                Occupation:
                joinery
                Location:
                Mid Kent
                Ratings:
                +33,072
                Exactly, at some point reality will have to dawn on those in charge and things will have to get going again, otherwise we could still be like this come christmas.
                 
                • Like Like x 1
                • Agree Agree x 1
                • JWK

                  JWK Gardener

                  Joined:
                  Jun 3, 2008
                  Messages:
                  20,432
                  Gender:
                  Male
                  Location:
                  Surrey
                  Ratings:
                  +22,373

                  I agree that businesses need to start reopening asap, I have said so on this thread several times. This country will be bankrupt very quickly if the economy can't be kick started again, as it is the national debt has increased astronomically to keep things ticking over with only about a third of us still earning and more importantly paying taxes. The govt is losing out on fuel tax too so I bet they silently wish that people would get back in their cars, same with the hardware stores the govt is secretly happy they are selling non-essential stuff hence they have made it a grey area. Plus there are so many folk out of work right now and need to earn a wage to feed themselves there will be civil unrest if it goes on for much longer.

                  Sadly it's a trade off between lives and money.
                   
                  • Like Like x 5
                  • JWK

                    JWK Gardener

                    Joined:
                    Jun 3, 2008
                    Messages:
                    20,432
                    Gender:
                    Male
                    Location:
                    Surrey
                    Ratings:
                    +22,373
                    Same here, I registered with mine online prior to the lockdown, the blank form had to be collected from the surgery and shown some ID, I was hoping they would ask for someone who has known me for 30 years to witness it, in which case it would be my doctor :) Actually the receptionists have always been very helpful and didn't even bother getting me to fill in the form, they just added me there and then without any fuss.

                    Anyway, Mrs JWK tried to register after lockdown and can't get a form because the surgery doesn't allow visitors, their telephone doesn't get picked up nor go to voicemail and no email addresses have been published. It's like the dark ages.

                    Seems like others on here have better luck with their surgeries, suppose it's always been a postcode lottery.
                     
                    • Like Like x 1
                    • Agree Agree x 1
                    • Informative Informative x 1
                    • Mike Allen

                      Mike Allen Total Gardener

                      Joined:
                      Jan 4, 2014
                      Messages:
                      2,032
                      Gender:
                      Male
                      Occupation:
                      Retired.
                      Location:
                      Eltham. SE. London
                      Ratings:
                      +3,818
                      My sincere apologies if much of this has been said before by me. Thankfully my daughter Amanda did eventually manage to book grocery deliveries from Tesco. We have managed to keep going.

                      We both shop also at Sainsbury's and despite all the emails from the CEO, we have been unable to log-in and book a delivery. Fair do's. Difficult times etc, but it appears most supermarkest have closed down regarding you and I contacting them.

                      A couple of days ago. I had a phone call from the National office of public services or what ever. I accepted that the chap was genuine as he knew so much about me. He asked if I had had a letter from my GP about vulnerable patients. NO. The only letter as such was a message from the PM. He assured me I was very vulnerable. viz. I was under Guys hospital for Cancer. Cardiac Aortic stenosis. General med/condition. Sufferring with colitis and IBS. Glaucoma and yes. This guy thingy. 80yrs.

                      Having been involved in the past with ID cards etc. I became very involved. For instance. Despite not being a world wide traveller. I beleive that most countries insist that everyone carries an ID Card. Here in the UK ?????????? Having been a traffic cop. It is unbelievable the number of motorist who have no identity on them. With the advent of the plastic card and modern technology. I proposed that a compulsory digital card should become the norm. Here with technological seperating. Police could instantly identify a suspect. Medics could gain immediate medical records and so on. Governmental departmens could instantly identify you. Of course the opposers crawl out of the woodwork.. Invasion of privacy and all that.

                      I have to admit. I now tend to respect and understan tecnology more. When you consider. Bobots can cary out brain surgery. Come on. Isn't it time mankind gave life a second glance.
                       
                    • shiney

                      shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

                      Joined:
                      Jul 3, 2006
                      Messages:
                      46,033
                      Gender:
                      Male
                      Occupation:
                      Retired - Last Century!!!
                      Location:
                      Herts/Essex border. Zone 8b
                      Ratings:
                      +79,836
                      I agree. Although we have only phoned once since the troubles but only had to wait ten minutes to get through.

                      I put our repeat prescriptions through their prescription box (it has always been there on the outside of the building) at 1 a.m. this morning. :rolleyespink:
                       
                      • Like Like x 1
                      • HarryS

                        HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

                        Joined:
                        Aug 28, 2010
                        Messages:
                        8,292
                        Gender:
                        Male
                        Occupation:
                        Retired
                        Location:
                        Wigan
                        Ratings:
                        +14,362
                        The surgery registration and website is Patient Access, I always presumed this was a nationwide system(?) We have been using this for years to book repeat prescriptions and sometimes appointments. The pharmacy is part of the surgery, and you can collect your prescription 48 hours after requesting. We did ask if they could deliver them to our door, as I am at risk, but they said demand was to high. Not a problem as Jans daughter collects the prescriptions in one visit.
                        I thought you could register with your surgery over the phone, but apparently not.

                        Patient Access - GP appointments & prescriptions online
                         
                        • Like Like x 2
                        • Upsydaisy

                          Upsydaisy Total Gardener

                          Joined:
                          Apr 26, 2017
                          Messages:
                          4,975
                          Gender:
                          Female
                          Occupation:
                          Semi Retired.
                          Location:
                          Hampshire
                          Ratings:
                          +13,039
                          Our surgery is with Patient Access too, has been for years. We had to take identification into the surgery first before they issued us a log in number.
                           
                          • Like Like x 2
                          • wiseowl

                            wiseowl Friendly Owl ADMIN Staff Member

                            Joined:
                            Oct 29, 2006
                            Messages:
                            37,432
                            Gender:
                            Male
                            Occupation:
                            Philosophy of people
                            Location:
                            In a barn somewhere in North Kent
                            Ratings:
                            +67,476
                            Thank you @HarryS But I still can't get in touch with my surgery but will keep trying:smile:




                            To begin the registration process, please call your practice or visit them in person. They will advise you of the next step to take.

                            You will need to provide proof of identity at some point: your practice will also advise you when this will be required.

                            Once your practice has supplied you with a registration letter you can return here to complete the registration
                             
                            • Like Like x 4
                            • pete

                              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

                              Joined:
                              Jan 9, 2005
                              Messages:
                              29,663
                              Gender:
                              Male
                              Occupation:
                              joinery
                              Location:
                              Mid Kent
                              Ratings:
                              +33,072
                              I've come across a website that my doctors used to use it was called vision on line, apparently I signed up for it years ago and just rummaged around to find my log in details.
                              Logged in and it has moved to something called Patient Services and apart from having to change my password I seem to have got into it.

                              Still cant contact the surgery through it , cant make appointment and cant work out how I get repeats as its all up for review this month, so basically I still got to contact the surgery some how.

                              I'm thinking maybe smoke signals or a long piece of string and two tin cans.
                               
                              • Like Like x 2
                              • Funny Funny x 1
                              • Informative Informative x 1
                              Loading...

                              Share This Page

                              1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
                                Dismiss Notice