So yesterday i pottered off for the ritual nurse visit diabetes checks , somewhat oddly my blood pressure is low and so was my blood sugar , she seemed quite chuffed . I was more concerned and pointed out that this just doesnt happen , ever . Oh well book an appointment if your that concerned , heres the leaflet for the new System its fully automated online now . Ask Doctor has arrived we barely have to answer the phone now . I pointed out that it doesnt work on my ancient ipad , but its specifically designed for the android system comes the reply everyone uses that now . Errrr not me , i have a dumb phone and its for emergencies and incoming calls only. Met by a totally blank expression and oh im sure you know someone who can book it for you . Not the point really is it .
I did ask why i was summoned in a month early for my check up , apparently they have nothing on at the moment so are pushing ahead with stuff . The place was deserted nobody in the waiting room very odd its usually packed . Then it clicked , Ask Doctor has been running for 2 weeks already . We are the rural back end of nowhere , packed with the very frail and elderly, many who have no online access , many cant use the internet , many have dumb phones as well . If you phone the surgery all you get is Ask Doctor , you cant speak to a human and it just takes you in circles back to going online to book anything . How long till this latest dumb scheme kills someone ?