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I called a locum GP on Sunday because I was really quite unwell.

He took my temperature. I asked him if I had a temperature. He said no.

I have just spoken to my regular GP, who says that according to him, my temperature was quite high. (38+quite a bit, I forget what she said). In my situation, that *is* significant.

She doesn't normally do home visits, but she's coming round to listen to my chest, just to be on the safe side, and to give me a script for better antibiotics. (He was in too much of a hurry to let me check my records to tell him which antiobiotics seem to work for me best with fewest side effects).

I had noticed he didn't ask anything about my prior medical history, which begs the question of why he thought I would have called in the first place. (If I had no significant medical history, I'd hardly call a doctor for a cold).

I think I'm going to send some feedback to the locum service about this.

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dragonsally
May. 7th, 2015 07:07 am (UTC)
No wonder you feel so crappy, you poor love!

I'd be complaining about the locum too, I"m horrified that he didn't get a full(ish) medical history from you.
splodgenoodles
May. 7th, 2015 08:50 am (UTC)
He wasn't interested!

On the plus side, my GP did that thing where you can see that they agree with your concerns about another GP, although they can't say anything.

So I feel encouraged to say something to the agency.
cmcmck
May. 7th, 2015 07:11 am (UTC)
HUGS

That's the trouble with locums (loca? locoi?).
splodgenoodles
May. 7th, 2015 08:49 am (UTC)
Locuma? (like femur - femora?)

Thanks. :)
vassilissa
May. 7th, 2015 05:49 pm (UTC)
Loci. Pronounced Loki, which is also a problem with loci.
bookgirlwa
May. 8th, 2015 04:26 pm (UTC)
::snorts::
pondhopper
May. 7th, 2015 02:19 pm (UTC)
And well you should send feedback! This has to do with people's health and well-being!
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