Nurse practitioners should not restrict access to doctors

I am concerned about access to doctors on the NHS if the receptionist decides you don't merit an appointment with your doctor. I was told I could not even speak to my doctor on the phone,  so I made the decision to go to a private doctor.  I could not explain to my doctor why I failed to make my next  apppointment.

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I am concerned about access to doctors on the NHS if the receptionist decides you don't merit an appointment with your doctor. I was told I could not even speak to my doctor on the phone,  so I made the decision to go to a private doctor.  I could not explain to my doctor why I failed to make my next  apppointment.