Brilliant GP, Brilliant lady and has always given her all regarding my care. Such a shame to be losing a conscientious and caring doctor. She will be greatly missed by the majority of her patients but her retirement looms. Good luck from a very grateful patient
Dr Wagstaff is a first class GP and has the qualities and conscientious attitude still available within the NHS despite difficult times amongst many GP Surgeries today. Despite sometimes waiting for your appointment she takes the time it takes to assess your own medical condition and this does sometimes have an effect on the waiting times. However she is well worth the wait and she leaves no stone unturned.
Dr K Wagstaff is a dedicated GP and faultless in her attitude to care. The surgery suffers like others across the country by having to cope with too many patients and too few appointments due to no fault of its own. The government's attitude to the NHS needs a good reshuffle but Dr Wagstaff is conscientious and no matter what the patient problem gives the time it takes. This can then have a knock-on effect on late appointments but she is definitely worth waiting for.
The surgery is being run on locums again which means that there is no continuity of care and great delays in dealing with appointments. I had asked last week for a call back to discuss medication and was told that because locums were taking appointments and most would not undertake telephone conversations it would have to be today, at lunchtime. At 2.00 pm I checked with the surgery to ask when the call would be made and was informed that it had been put back to next Tuesday without consultation. Next Tuesday is an appointment day for Doncaster Royal Infirmary so no one would be there to take the call in any event. When I asked who had changed the day for the call back I was told that there was no record of who had made the call. This is yet another problem of surgery staff believing that no one has anything to do except pander to the requirements of staff there. Obviously, no one's time has any value except theirs. Under pressure, the call back was reinstated for teatime today but it means hanging around yet again. Patient care seems alien to this surgery at the moment. Over the last few months, there has been considerable difficulties with repeat prescriptions: they are often incomplete and often not sent to the local pharmacy in accordance with instructions given. The local pharmacist must be spending valuable time trying to chase prescriptions which are incomplete or just left in the surgery. The service has declined considerably over the last couple of years and even the statement than an official complaint is to be made to the NHS does not seem to have any effect other than for an member of the support staff saying that she is sorry. I can only hope that the NHS will intervene and the CQC will respond.