Hi! We (husband, wife, child) are moving to London soon (more questions on that to come!) One thing that's really important to me is to be in an area that we can register with a really good GP. I've lived in the UK before, and had hit or miss experiences, and don't want this to happen again -- so much so that I want to suss out the great GPs to help make a decision on where we should live.
So, who/where are the awesome GPs in London? Or how else would I go about researching this?
posted by caoimhe
on Apr 28, 2014 -
Managing my mental healthcare has become stressful at precisely the worst time for it to be stressful. Please can someone advise me on how to play this. I feel like the anxiety about what happens next is making things worse right now. [more inside]
posted by Acheman
on Nov 19, 2013 -
I am looking for a new career direction and am curious about UK emergency services/NHS dispatcher jobs
. I have found a little bit of information
about these sorts of jobs online, but never seen them advertised.
Have you ever done this sort of job? Can you point me towards any information? I am particularly looking for information about pathways into this sort of career, and what the work itself is like. (I already know about the sadly defunct Nee Naw
blog.) I am based in central London. Thanks!
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED
on Oct 17, 2013 -
Does periodontitis require scaling treatment? I just saw a dentist who said I have bone loss in my teeth but didn't clean them or refer me to a hygienist or periodontist--does that seem normal? [more inside]
posted by Polychrome
on May 8, 2013 -
Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK. [more inside]
posted by conrad101
on May 17, 2012 -
I just (re-)chipped a tooth. I'm a student in the UK and I've never been to the dentist here before. I need to get this sorted out as soon as possible. Help? [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on
on Jan 21, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend an online pharmacy that will deliver NHS prescriptions?
posted by nam3d
on Jun 22, 2010 -
I'm French and living in the United Kingdom for several months for business. I'm depressed, and would like to see a therapist. I have very little money. I hear there are often long waits here. Can I see someone through through the NHS in the next month? How would I arrange this? Would it make sense to, or should I wait until getting home (at the earliest the end of April)?
posted by anonymous
on Mar 10, 2010 -
If you give me a checklist of signs of serious stress or depression, I can check off pretty much all of them. Constant anxiety, panic attacks, flares of irritation at trivial things, headaches, feeling the overwhelming urge to break down and cry or just snap and yell at someone, exhaustion, lack of sleep, inability to enjoy my time off and alas heavy loss of libido. How do I cope when I can't escape what's causing me stress? [more inside]
posted by ArkhanJG
on Sep 28, 2009 -
UKFilter (again): What are the advantages of private medical insurance over just relying on NHS? I'm an American moving to London being offered private medical insurance. What are the advantages? Things to look for in a private medical plan? Any guidance/links appreciated.
posted by vacapinta
on Mar 23, 2008 -
I've recently decided that I need a therapist/counsellor. How do I go about finding one? I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 14, 2007 -
NHS filter: I just had a horrible experience with an NHS psychiatrist consultant. Can I get a different doctor? [more inside]
posted by happyturtle
on Oct 31, 2007 -
NHSFilter: I'm going to be studying in the UK for a year, and I have some questions about my coverage under the NHS. [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad
on Jul 26, 2007 -
I'm going to see the smoking cessation nurse at my local GPs surgery next week (UK). I have a 2 part question about this. Firstly, I'm interested in trying Zyban as an acquaintance said it was really good for them - is this easy to get on the NHS? And secondly, what's the smoking cessation program actually like and is there anything I can do to prepare now (for example, keeping a smoking diary or similar)? I'm fed up with my frequent unsuccessful solo quits and am really serious about making this one stick, so want to go prepared.
posted by handee
on May 24, 2007 -