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Changing GP

(7 Posts)
LunarSea Thu 04-Aug-05 16:35:14

Does anyone know how (or even if it is possible) to find out what particular medical interests GP's have, above and beyond just being GPs IYSWIM?

I've been having a nightmare with ours and now seem to have no options left but to change - but I'm not having any luck in trying to find out anything about the other doctors around. I really want to find one who has an interest somewhere in the (in)fertility/obstetrics/gynae/women's health area (or at least one who isn't totally dismissive of such things) - but that info just doesn't seem to be available anywhere.

gigglinggoblin Thu 04-Aug-05 16:37:09

i would call the possible surgeries and ask if they have any gps who specialise in that sort of thing

Nik72 Thu 04-Aug-05 16:40:15

You could look for one with DRCOG or DFFP (or even better, both) after their name as that means they have done additional exams/training in gynae & family planning.

LunarSea Thu 04-Aug-05 17:06:56

Thanks a lot for that Nik72. I've just found two practices in our town, where all the doctors have both of those.

katierocket Thu 04-Aug-05 17:16:50

good luck with the search lunar, I can't beleive the attitude of your current GP.

LunarSea Fri 05-Aug-05 12:14:58

Oh no. It seems doctors surgeries have catchment areas, and they won't take you on if you're out of area - even if it's only slightly. And the only one we are in area for is.... you guessed it.

Chuffed Fri 05-Aug-05 12:35:41

LunarSea do you have any friends in the 'catchment area' that you could use their address to register yourself at.

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