Apropos GPs and Covid working practices; while attending a special clinic at the weekend for a pre-op discussion about a minor surgical procedure, I was diagnosed with a potentially life-changing illness.

Extremely concerned, I wanted more information on the matter and decided to ring my surgery to arrange a telephone (note the word telephone not face to face) consultation with a doctor.

Even though I rang only a few minutes after the surgery opened, to my dismay I was told that all that morning’s appointments had already been taken, and that I should ring later.

At the last count there were over a dozen GPs at my practice.

I must assume that the paucity of appointments meant that not all of them were working.

It would seem that my GPs, unlike their hospital counterparts are not prepared to accept the country is no longer under lockdown and have opted to the retain the easy life.

EXASPERATED