I have recently moved units, and my new unit will not accept dependants at the Medical Centre. This was a new one to me, as previous med centres would accept dependants with no problems. A sympton of the drawdown of DMS I suppose. Anyway, she has been trying to get a civvy doctor now for over a month. The majority of surgeries are all full and will not accept her. At long last she was given the details of a surgery that had vacancies. She took time off work and went there yesterday morning. The place was a right chavscum dump. Full of unemployed and the unemployable. When she approached the counter and explained why she was there, she was told "we don't register except on a Thursday between 1 and 3pm". Mrs I explained that she works for a living and would find it very difficult to get time off at those times for several weeks. "Not our problem". Mrs I then asked why it was a problem as there were 4 staff there, and all were just gassing and drinking tea. It wasn't as though they were rushed off their feet or anything. She had all the appropriate documentation, medical card, passport, birth certificate, driving licence for proof of address etc. One of the staff asked her where she was living. "On RAF *******" she replied. Two of the staff then just tutted. When my wife asked what was wrong, one of them looked down her nose at her and said "You lot are just an admin nightmare, the way you move around the place all the time. You'll have to come back on Thursday and if we have time we will see if we can register you". When she told me about this I was all for going down there and punching someones lights out. Why is looking after my family such a burden? My wife has been really understanding about my career. She has worked all her life, and now pays huge amounts of Tax (she is on the higher rate) and of course her stamp. But now the NHS doesn't seem to want her and the local civvies just think she is a pain in the Arrse! Boy was I mad yesterday! Not happy now though.