Update 02 August 2019 - still no better from 2018: this surgery still in the bottom 25% - "REVEALED: Best and worst GP surgeries ranked in Dorset"
Update 20 Aug. 2018 - "Talbot Medical Centre" named in bottom section of survey of GP surgeries in Dorset - no. 79: Talbot Medical Centre – 79 per cent (-6)
The best and worst GP surgeries in Dorsethttp://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/16588130.the-best-and-worst-gp-surgeries-in-dorset/?ref=mrb&lp=15
What a bunch...
Dr. M.H. at "Talbot Medical Centre", 68 Kinson Rd, Bournemouth, BA10 6BX [and a few of the other GP's at that location on very rare occasions during the near 3 year period when Dr. M. H. was away "on holiday"] gave me what turned out to be a seriously dangerous drug for nearly 3 years, without once monitoring this prescribing, or assessing myself to see if this drug even needed being given - not even mentioning it once during every fortnightly appointment, nor even checking its compatibility with the other drugs I was being prescribed by him at the time. This is the utter negligence of the GP, and to an extent those colleagues of his I had to see also at the time - this entire shambolic behaviour of theirs leading to my collapsing 6 times because my heart stopped beating at the end of the near 3 years of prescribing - each collapse making me fall to the floor, literally dead [as my heart had stopped pumping blood to by brain - hence my passing out] - it all caused by the very lack of checking the drug this GP's been prescribing me with no checks during the 34 month period. Utter professional negligence by someone posing as a responsible GP.
After collapsing 5 times over a 6 week period because my heart had stopped beating, collapsing dead and falling to the floor in the middle of the night, en route to the bathroom, I came around each time, freezing cold, on my floor, however much later and shortly after each time I went straight to the surgery the following morning when it had opened for an emergency appointment at 8.30am, it was in those days, but each GP I saw, after telling each one what happened hours previously when I had collapsed said: "you're fine, go home!" without giving any tests or anything - apart from 1 solitary occasion when a routine blood pressure test was given on my left arm before I was told to "go home"]. Where do they get these characters from? NOT ONCE were any checks done on the drugs I was being prescribed - none of that was ever checked at anytime as to the compatibility of the Respiridone with anything else prescribed, nor was the length of time I'd been on the drug checked either. All GPs seen failed miserably to do their jobs properly. To me, this just shows the utter scandal of the incompetence shown by these government employees whose luxurious and ever-rising salaries are funded by the taxpayer and are so high I doubt if any of them can put an accurate figure on what they actually receive in their yearly earnings - what with all the perks they get from drugs companies, plus the "bonuses" we hear about them getting, and God knows what else - what a racket! Some of these GPs are a burden on the public, and nothing less - take those I've named above for starters.
After my final collapse, in late October 2007 and approximately 6 weeks after this nightmare began, very fortuitously for me I happened to have the emergency appointment at the GP's surgery with a particularly bright student GP on a training placement, who saw something wrong straightaway. I was looking very ill [as I did after collapsing previously before, but no GP I saw on those emergency appointments took any notice] and after I recounted the tale again, this female trainee GP took notice and sent me to the hospital there and then. I collapsed whilst in the hospital 2 days after arriving there as my heart had stopped yet again, but i was rigged up to the hospital's heart rhythm system whilst in the hospital bed and got assistance immediately. The following day I received a heart pacemaker, effectively saving my life - the collapsing being the direct result of nearly 3 years of being prescribed that drug without the proper supervision by "Dr. M----n H-----s", along with the other GPs I saw during those emergency appointments who also failed miserably to do their jobs properly at the time who also did absolutely nothing when I saw each of them during the 6 weeks I was collapsing and visiting them on emergency appointments. I really wish I lived in America!
And apart from that, other serious and some life-threatening ailments also arrived as a result of this crony's negligence - S.A.D.S. [Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome] , and a "long QT syndrome", with Diabetes2 thrown in, and probably more too that I don't even know about, or haven't been told - but, worst of all - the shortening of one's very life due to having to have the pacemaker and all that goes with that...including dieing in one's sleep any night, any time, such is the nature of "S.A.D.S." combined with a "long QT syndrome". The type of pacemaker I was given can do nothing if the heart speeds up too much as it tends to do now, for no apparent reason [some pacemakers can counter this event], so if my heart speeds up randomly, even if I've just woken up from sleep - my heart can literally just burn itself out with the overactivity of it, and there is no remedy from the type of pacemaker I have, and I'm given a beta-blocker to take daily too, which is supposed to counter this life threatening side effect of the heart malfunctioning, but even though that's being taken, still the overspeeding happens, and I believe its only pure luck that it has ceased each time, or my meditating at the time - when I'm saying prayers, incidentally, as, at the times it's happening and my heart and palpitations are banging away and going crazy I know very well these could be my final moments. There is no "good side" to this GP's incompetence. It is, in fact, a death sentence, and there's nothing that can be done about it. Or can there?
And then, just to top it all off - every agency one turns to for some kind of recompense regarding mainly the appalling negligence of a GP refuses to acknowledge anything that's happened. They, in effect, are condoning the GP's negligence by their inaction. When one's GP - who's supposed to treat properly the citizens he's paid so highly to oversee, even taking a "Hippocratic oath" in the process - is so negligent, effectively doing the opposite of what he's supposed to do by nearly killing one on at least 5 occasions too, no less, by not doing his job properly ONCE in nearly 3 years - isn't something very seriouslywrong here? People have said some government agencies such as the IPCC and CQC are a complete joke anda complete waste of taxpayers hardearnt money - well I see the GMC, the ICO, NHS UK, and Dorset Healthcare, and Dorset Advocacy also as public scandals - all fronts for something they profess to be, but aren't. These frauds are a burden on every citizen - except those who reap the high salaries that goes with those jobs - another public scandal when that money could be put to good use elsewhere, rather than being wasted as it is with these quangos.
Google "Common Purpose" to see the extent of the mammoth scam that's engulfing the nation, its proponents all condoning each others treacherous behaviour, deceiving the nation wholesale in something that is a massive public scandal that few citizens even hear or know about - until something very serious happens to them, and then they find there's no remedy whatsoever to their predicament - least of all from the people they've been paying their taxes too for all their lives!
And, taking things a tiny stage further - suppose, just suppose: are there more who have been in a similar circumstance to myself, in any shape or form - who didn't make it through and stay alive? After all, Dr. Harold Shipman got away with killing his patients for years - 240+ of them it now transpires! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Shipman
- how many other patients, if any - have fallen, and not lived to tell their tale? Are there any more?
If so, how many??
Something is seriously wrong...and no prizes for guessing WHERE!!...
Do I sound bitter?...well, I'm not. But I do very much resent the fact that citizens trust their GP, and sometimes that is a very very bad mistake, because charletans are everywhere and are not exempt from those claiming to provide a service at a doctor's surgery. Far from it - my GP
H---hes let his patient down so badly that he nearly killed me by failing to do his job properly once over a massive 3 year period, leaving this patient with a life sentence after practising his gross negligence. And then everyone covers up for this disgrace of a GP?
What a disgraceful, shameful joke!
Update 01/08/17 - this surgery in the bottom 25 [no. 78] out of 100 of:
REVEALED: The best and worst GP surgeries in Dorset [surprise, surprise!]
Update 20 Aug. 2018 - "Talbot Medical Centre" named in bottom section of survey of GP surgeries in Dorset - no. 79: Talbot Medical Centre – 79 per cent (-6)
The best and worst GP surgeries in Dorset
a different version:
2] I had to write to someone recently about what I had experienced - this is what I wrote:
"I also have had my life shortened my medical negligence, by my GP prescribing me a particularly dangerous drug - Respiridone - from late December 2004 until October 2007 when I was taken off it after this drug had caused my heart so much damage I needed a pacemaker to replace the parts of my heart this drug had rendered useless. I looked online around the time of my collapsing and learnt, from I believe an SAmerican health site, that this drug should only be prescribed for a short while - a matter of a few weeks, at the most. The highly questionable GP I had to see had me on it for 34 months approx., without even mentioning the damn thing once during the entire 34 month period! The top chambers of my heart- something to do with the electrics - had become redundant due to the over-prescribing of this drug for so long - and I was unmonitored throughout the approx. 3 years by this GP, when he should have been monitoring me properly. The doctors at the hospital - 3 of them - came to my bed just prior to my heart pacemaker transplant and were queerying why my heart was behaving to lethally, and asked me what drugs had I been taking prior to my collapsing, and the second I mentioned Respiridone their faces lit up and they told me that was more than likely the cause of the upset. Problem solved. The Respiridone was never mentioned ONCE during those near 3 years of it's prescribing - but why can't I sue the character for attempted murder, that's what I want to know? I picked up a repeat prescription time after time after time with no questions asked in any shape or form. The GP was continuing the prescription from 1996 and never questioned anything at all, not even once. I have no idea why I was prescribed this in the first place - originally a Pakistani doctor from an earlier catchment address telling me I should be on it after a 10 minute conversation with him - surely is no basis to prescribe such a dangerous medication for so long. Had my latest GP even checked my history when continuing the prescription? Of course he hadn't. Did he monitor me after in the ensuing weeks OR MONTHS? Of course he didn't. My local GP had clearly renaged on his professional responsibilities to check whether he should be prescribing me a drug which, I was told by hospital heart doctors at the time of the pacemaker implant, was seriously unsafe to take after being on it already for too long.
Nobody in those years I was on this disgusting drug told me about the dangers of the drug Rispiridone I was being prescribed - no matter which GP is saw at the time.
The person who told me I shouldn't have been on this drug for so long [if at all] was a doctor I saw in the hospital whilst awaiting the heart operation in 2007 and I was removed from the drug that day, along with the Prozac I had been prescribed from 1996 also, and was still taking! I found out far too late people are only supposed to be on this drug Rispiridone, an anti-psychotic, for a matter of weeks. I was on it for 11 years - from 1996 - 2007, without supervision or monitoring until finally my heart packed up and I collapsed 6 times, over an approximate 6 week period, each time my heart stopping, and my dropping unconcious, as already stated.
Somehow, I came around however longer later, and went to my local surgery each following day upon its opening at 8.30am each time - each time I was sent home, being told I was fine. I think once a blood pressure test was taken, but that was it. This is utter medical negligence also by the surgery and the particular doctors I saw - most of whom are still practising their "stuff" to this very day there.
After the final collapse I went to the surgery immediately, as I had on each previous occasion, except this time luckily I saw a new student dr., in training, who, before I could say anything, told me I wasn't well, sent me to hospital, and 3 days later, when I had proved I was passing out because my heart was stopping, was given a pacemaker set at 70 b.p.m., raised to 80 a matter of weeks later.
Later, I tried to get my medical records from my GP, but was unsuccessful, due to general stonewalling and lies from JY - a receptionist at the surgery who claimed I had made no application with her in Nov. 2011 for my medical records, despite taking a photograph of the form at the time I filled it in and gave it to her, and despite making an audio recording - actually speaking with her about my records - then too. All this was to be ignored later by the GMC and the ICO when pursuing a complaint and when trying to get my medical records from this surgery - with my interractions with the surgery, GMC and ICO taking a phenomenal 18 months to reach a conclusion, and as letters would mysteriously "not arrive" [as I would be told by the ICO] at their location after too many times - everything had to be sent via Recorded Delivery Royal Mail - I realise now I was being fobbed off by the equivalent of a criminal at the GMC - and the I.C.O. after. How foolish I was to put trust in these frauds!
I had tried to get my records in 2011 after finally coming to terms with what had actually happened in late 2007 - little did I know many forces would be working against me trying to get justice regarding this GP's professional negligence.
I went to the GMC at first, who took the dr's side and refused to do anything about the irregularities I was subjected to, and after getting no satisfaction with them I went to the ICO, the next stage in the process if previous efforts with government agencies - the GMC in this case - proved itself to be a timewasting exercise. I was completely wasting my time as my case was deemed a "fait accompli" already, as I realise most cases are that are similar to mine, and I wasn't to get anywhere.
This is a true sworn statement by myself, John Graham"
After more months of stonewalling and prevarication, and many letters having to be sent to them by recorded delivery [or someone there would claim they didn't arrive] , and also having to wait while my so-called "caseworker" returned from a seemingly endless amount of "holidays", the ICO also defended the doctor, denying my evidence of a photograph taken on my mobile phone on the day of my F.O.I.A. request for my medical records, and the audio recording of my visit to the surgery that day - telling me it all meant nothing.
"I sent in numerous letters to the GMC [another waste of good taxpayer's money] with all the evidence and relevent facts I had, by recorded delivery Royal Mail, as my initial letters to the GMC "didn't arrive" I was soon to find out a fortnight after sending them. Unbelievable. I should have realised there and then I was on a hiding for nothing from this bent lot. They completely ignored the subject of my communications with them - about the surgery refusing me my records, and fobbed me off completely - as did the Information Commissioners Office after, I was to find out. The ICO is the next step to go to if one's approaches to the GMC are a waste of time. You can say that again - these guys are as nefarious as the GP's and the GMC are!! Interracting with the Information Commissioner's Office was a particularly unpleasant experience too. Everything had to be sent by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery or it "wouldn't arrive", and literally weeks would pass before I got a reply to a letter, and when the reply did arrive it was full of factual errors, and twisted versions of what I'd said, with no progress being made in any way over a period of many months. This seemed like an organised crime cartel, but of course I can't say that or they'ed squeal like babies. In general, the deliberate and farcical stalling and hedging and evading the subjects at hand were quite remarkable to witness, and a real eye-opener. Not having dealt with any of these agencies before in any way I naturally assumed they would be of some assistance if one had a genuine problem such as I had. Not a chance. Hopeless. A total front of an organisation. I was treated like an idiot, with contempt and with indifference. The character I had to interact with at the ICO would disappear "on holiday" for weeks at a time, leaving a phone number to call which was an absolute hoax, and any phone calls made to the number given would only ever reach an ansaphone every time i'd call, with each call being ignored anyway. Not for a second did I believe this character could have so many "holidays" in such a short space of time, but what can you do? These characters showed himself to be as dishonest as the day was long, I was to find out. Each call remained unanswered.
The entire episode became ridiculous, and so obvious I was being played - the plan being to wear me out by not letting me get anywhere with them so I'd hopefully "go away". Shameful, shameful behaviour.
I have umpteen letters from both these agencies - the GMC, and the ICO, filled with repetitionary nonsense, the final communications stating that, according to this lieing receptionist, I did not fill the appropriate F.O.I.A. forms at all in at the surgery and I had no case to put forward, nor did I give the forms in to her, and nor did I speak with her at the time as the recording proves, nor did I offer to pay their fees there and then - but what about the audio recording I made of this very visit to the surgery this day, and talking with Judith Young - what about that? My audio proved her to be an absolute liar, but of course everything was ignored, as it would be. More shameful behaviour.
How does a surgery get away with such dishonesty?
Quite easily, it seems.
And these characters are in charge of one's health? And what else is covered up and going on? We dread to think...
DO NOT LET YOUR SURGERY MAKE MONEY OUT OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS, UNLIKE THE DRUGS THEY PRESCRIBE...[allegedly, of course].
Anyone can get your health data
Opting out of care.data
How to opt out of care.data
How to opt-out of care.data
If you have decided to opt out of care.data then it's very easy to do so.
But do not delay, because once your data is uploaded you can never get it removed from the HSCIC databases.
First, download an opt-form:
Here is a .pdf leaflet, which can be printed double-sided and folded (fits in a DL envelope)
Here is a .doc leaflet, which can be filled in on your PC and either printed or emailed to your GP surgery (if they allow you to email them)
An opt-out form available in .pdf, .doc or .rtf format is available from medConfidential
Your GP surgery may have its own opt-out form downloadable from its website.
There is no "official" or mandatory opt-out form that you are obliged to use, whether produced by the HSCIC or anyone else.
It doesn't matter which form you use.
Make sure that you haven't been given, or downloaded, a Summary Care Record opt-out form by mistake.
Fill a form in, and hand it into, post it to, or fax it to your GP surgery.
If you prefer, you can just write a letter to your surgery.
State that you wish to opt-out of care.data
Request that both the 9Nu0 and 9Nu4 codes are added to your GP records
Remember to include full names and dates of birth (and your address if you are happy to)
That's it. Simple.
The two opt-codes (9Nu0 and 9Nu4) will be added to your GP record by your surgery.
Remember to opt-out your children, or those for whom you have parental responsibility, as well.
Your children's medical records will be uploaded too unless you opt them out.
If you think that your GP surgery might not be fully aware of their obligations under care.data then add this to your letter:
"Please see the 'BMA FAQs - care.data guide for GP practices' document, at www.tinyurl.com/cdgpfaqs , for information about care.data and the relevant read codes"
Do not make an appointment with your GP
Do not arrange to see your GP surgery's Practice Manager
Do not ring your GP or GP surgery