February 21, 2018 in News

It’s really no joke, yes it’s true I’ve been trying to get an appointment at Audley Mills in Rayleigh for the last 2 weeks. It’s not a life-threatening condition (or at least I hope not) but I need a face to face appointment. Being greeted by a ‘we can not connect your call’ at 8 o’clock in the morning isn’t exactly the way I like to start my day.

So today I took to Facebook to seek advice from the grand masters of getting a doctor’s appointment to see how exactly I can get an appointment at my doctor’s surgery. I was beginning to think it was either witchcraft or voodoo magic that was needed but now I’ve found ‘just what the doctor ordered’

Option 1

The Tent – Camp out until 7am in the morning when the doctor’s surgery opens. You can then rush the receptionist for that 1st appointment






Option 2

The Computer – Wait till midnight to use the online booking system







Option 3 

The Phone – Call frantically at 8am and ‘hope’ you get through to a human






I’m going to take the advice of these experienced operatives and by the time I get to see a doctor I will need treatment for hypothermia, tiredness and repetitive strain injury. Wish me luck!

For more helpful advice and tips on getting to see your doctor, funded by YOU the taxpayer see the Facebook post

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James Newport

Essex County Councillor for Rayleigh North, Rochford District Councillor for Downhall & Rawreth and Rayleigh Town Councillor for Sweyne.

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