Professional and able to discuss the issue with me rather than make decisions about me. We both agreed on the course of action required. At the end of the consultation it was decided to refer the issue to a specialist. The background and history of the issue affecting me, some of which was not recorded, was pertinent to the decision and formed part of the course of action now initiated by the GP.
I , and my late wife, have always found Dr Skinner a very friendly person who listens to your problems and always has time to give you. He has an easy manner and he gives a patient confidence in what he is suggesting or doing. I have recommended him to many people who have asked.
l have been a patient at this surgery since 1989. l have always found Dr Skinner to be understanding and has helped me with the many conditions l suffer from.
Dr Skinner takes great care to listen and advise, with many medical conditions I have found Dr Skinner will make himself available on the telephone, in person and home visits when required. I am under several consultants, all prescribing medication, Dr Skinner will look at counter implications of different drugs, liaising between consultants if needed. In addition IDr Skinner will always greet me with a smile, and ask how I am, remembering previous conversations and following up anything relevant. I have also found his medical knowledge extensive
I have been treated by Dr. Basil Skinner, on several occasions, and have the greatest praise for both his experience, skill and expertise, together with a high degree of 'empathetic sympathy' He is patient and kind, qualities which I believe to be essential in a good GP. His all round ability too, is impressive.