No Doubt..i have the best GP ever!!!

#1 Jul 28th, 2005, 03:33
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I really am the luckiest guy in the world. My GP (UK NHS) has just completed giving me my vaccinations etc for my impending RTW trip. Contrary to NHS guidance....here is what i recieved free of charge.

Hep A
Hep B
Tetanus
Diptheria
Typhoid
Polio
Meningitis ACWY (NHS says only AC)

...i had to pay for Jap B Enc. (3 x 30)

Oh, and malaria wise he also kindly organised 60 days of Doxycycline 100mg (the nice expensive Pfizer Vibramycin) free of charge also. I have the greatest GP in the world.

Any ideas of a nice gift i can buy when in india to send him?

Yours soooooooooooo chuffed,

Dave
#2 Jul 28th, 2005, 03:50
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Wow, quite a deal..
#3 Jul 28th, 2005, 05:05
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what exactly is a GP? i got the gist but am just not familiar with the term. whatever it is, you definitely do have the best because all of those vaccinations cost me so much more than i expected. better safe than sorry though, right?

that tetanus shot does stay with you for a couple of days. whew.

the travel clinic did give me 4 doses of lariam to test for free, since apparently some people experience horrible side effects. that was pretty cool of them. took the 3rd (weekly) dose today and all is well so far. no (extra) anxiety or bad dreams. fingers crossed...
#4 Jul 28th, 2005, 05:19
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In the UK, we have a free health service (well, usually if you are prescriped a medication, it costs 6.50 no matter how much the medication actually costs). A GP (general practitioner) is your doctor who you see as the "first line of defence". If a specialist is require, you are referred to see them (again free of charge) by your GP.I guess he is the USA equivalent of your family doctor.
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Originally Posted by daveashcroftuk In the UK, we have a free health service (well, usually if you are prescriped a medication, it costs 6.50 no matter how much the medication actually costs).
thanks for clarifying that for me. that's an amazing price for ANY prescribed medication.
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I'm really curious to see if all these shots will keep you from falling sick while in India.
#7 Jul 28th, 2005, 06:32
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We are kinda lucky in the uk. A LOT of people complain that they have to wait too long to see a specialist etc........but, they forget...if you need drugs, then they cost you 6.50 a prescription (if you are given treatment or drugs in hospital in costs you nothing).
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we are very lucky in the UK I agree

Now if we could only get rid of that damn superbug, whats it called again? MRSA?
#9 Jul 28th, 2005, 09:59
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Yep you are very Lucky Dave (myself and Mrs Cyberhippie will have to pay around 150 GBP a month under the new health insurence rules here in the Netherlands!! BUMMER)
How about a small statue of Ganesh for your kind GP!!!
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Originally Posted by rubensb thanks for clarifying that for me. [6.50]'s an amazing price for ANY prescribed medication.
Not compared to buyikng drugs in India it isn't! eg a course of antibiotics for 1.50.

(based on: before coming back to London last month I bought 30 Amoxycylin 500mg for Rs250 --- two times 3 a day for 5 days. The value of Bacterial infections may rise as well as fall. If you do not keep up payments on your medication your body may be at risk. Reading small print can cause lunacy )
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#11 Jul 28th, 2005, 13:25
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Brother?

Hi, Your'e lucky! Hope your GP has a brother in Fife cos I'm off to get my jabs today! Lesley
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Ha welcome aboard fellow Fifer!! I'm from the land of the "Kelty Clippy" myself!!
#13 Jul 28th, 2005, 14:03
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I read "GP" and I think of G.P. Koirala the FOUR time Prime Minister of Nepal. If they ever make a statue of Giriya Prasad Koirala it will be with an open hand outstretched. Every day of the year was Palm Sunday for G.P. He never met a baksheesh that he did not like! Your General Practioner is better than G.P. Koirala!
#14 Aug 20th, 2005, 16:08
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Ga! am most jealous daveashcroft!!

have just had to stomp up *SHOCK* over 200squid for vaccinations at a travel clinic in glasgow - my GP sent me there because "it would be cheaper!!"
Evil evil GP!!

So when are you heading out to india? Less than 3 weeks to go...yay!!
#15 Aug 20th, 2005, 16:37
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Wow you actually have to pay for this??
Here in Hong Kong all these shots are free and oddly the Brits put this system in place before they left. All medical bills are on the government including chemo and the complex stuff.
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