Thursday 15 June 2017 11.59am
Six weeks is the norm at Decima Street
. The "sick queue" - often 20 people in it by 8.00 am - is like something out of a third world country. The surgery seems to be almost proud of this public exhibition outside its premises.
Let's not forget that these people (the GP partners in BLM or "Nexus" as it is now called) are running a business and for each patient they register they're making money. I think it's disgusting that they continue to register patients if they have no resources to be able to provide patient care...
The stock response from the surgery is "swingeing cuts to general practice funding", but the BLM average full time GP salary (so not for a partner of the practice, but just a Joe Bloggs GP) is £69,543. Compare that with £56,937 for Surrey Docks Health Centre or, alternatively, £64,798 for Albion Street.