When I was young and poorly, we’d pitch up at the surgery, sit in the waiting room for a while and see a doctor. If I was really poorly, the doctor would come and see me at home that morning. Yes, I know we’ve had Covid, and I know the population has increased, but when I ‘phone now, I have to go through the “why are you ‘phoning us, are you mad, don’t you know we’re really busy“ messages, to book a telephone appointment in 10 days to 2 weeks. If you can’t wait that long, dial 111 or 999. GPs blame the NHS and say the system is broken. Hospital consultant clients blame GPs and say the system is broken. The answer is probably somewhere in the middle.
“England’s poorer pupils face ‘geographic exclusion’ from top state schools – study”
What’s this got to do with financial advice? Well, bear with me. I was a school governor for 15 years, through most of the Blair/Brown years and a bit of Coalition rule and in the heyday introduction of league tables and target-setting for everything.