If you are ill, or have been injured, then it may be important that you see a doctor sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get an appointment quickly in some areas, or in some surgeries because in many cases doctors are very oversubscribed and simply do not have time to see everyone on a given day.
Being told to wait when you are worried about your health can be very stressful, and make you feel worse, so here are some tips that may help you get a doctors appointment quicker.
- Call your doctors office. The first step to getting an appointment should always be to call the doctors surgery to try to make one. If you explain the situation and that you need to see a doctor quickly, you may find that there is some space and you can be seen sooner rather than later.
- Be polite. A receptionist is more likely to bend the rules and try to find some space for you if you are polite and courteous. If you are rude or aggressive then they have no incentive to try to help you, and you will find yourself dropped to the bottom of the pile.
- Offer to wait in the surgery. If you cannot get an appointment offered to your quickly enough, let the receptionist know that you are willing to sit and wait in the waiting room in case an appointment is missed by someone else, or the doctor has some spare time.
- Go to the hospital. In the worst case scenario, you can go to the hospital and wait in A&E to be seen by someone there. They will usually refer you back to your doctor, but you will get an appointment much more quickly, and can have your mind put at rest.
How to find solicitors in Droitwich
If you have been involved in an accident and want to claim compensation against the person who is to blame, or feel that you have been treated negligently by a doctor, then you may want to find solicitors in Droitwich to make your claim.
Compensation can help you in many ways, by paying for medical treatment and therapy, as well as paying for lost wages due to being ill or injured. It can also help you emotionally, as it provides a sense of vindication and closure that you otherwise may not have had.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team about your situation.
The friendly, helpful team will talk you through what happened and help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful claim. If you decide to proceed after this initial conversation you will be assigned to solicitors in Droitwich, who will start work on your claim on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and will also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 21st March 2014
Author: David Brown