Hello Birdy, & everyone,
I want to thank Mocha Delight, for reminding me about longer consultations. I agree, if you want to discuss, well, anything, in fact, ask to have a long consultation when making your appointments, with your GPs.
I know these things, but somehow forget to ever ask for the long consultations myself. I hope you do better than me!
Baljit has also written very well about this, too. Thank you, Baljit. I think, if it seems particularly difficult or complicated to talk about, a 30 minute consult would be much better. I hadn't realised I could ask for that long, myself. 😸 I will try to keep that in mind for the next time I am certain I will need more time talk & to give my GP more time to ask more questions.
Birdy, you say you are moving? Can you research Online for GPs or any other service you'd like to find in the area where you are moving? Those maps show all sorts of things these days. (makes me feel so old!))
All the best,