The reality is this: Your local GP is now a shadow of their former self, burnt out, exhausted AND fighting against misinformation and ugly suspicions.
Yes, there aren’t enough appointments. This is because everyone chose not to prioritise the NHS when they could have. It took a pandemic to show everyone that the NHS was important. And people have forgotten. The NHS was ALREADY gaping rota gaps. And now there is PTSD, burn out and Covid gaps. Morale is rock bottom dragging along the floor. Suicide, divorce, everything bad is on the up… More here.
And still I hear people complain about their GP with no effort at all to understand the true story.