Good afternoon all, I have a small issue with my unit med-center and was interested to know if the problem is common or isolated, it's in relation to the running of the med-center rather than the staff as they are for the most part very good. I have in the past few weeks developed a knee injury which is resulting in pain whilst running, Im almost certain it is an IT band injury so went to the med-center to let them make the diagnosis. However, I was unable to see the Doctor (civi) as they were 'busy', fair one, so I saw the nurse who could only speculate as to the nature of the injury, again fair enough. I was told I would be unable to see the unit Physiotherapist as the waiting list was 3 WEEKS! So my treatment that day included being told to buy some Ibuprofen and ice my knee and come back in a week (I was unable to do so as I was on Excercise!) Returned to the med-center this morning after attempting a run which lasted about 15mins, before the pain returned with a vengence! Once there I was again told that the Doc was 'busy', I couldn't see the pysio without a referal from the Doctor and even that wouldn't guarantee me an appointment??? So now, Im going to seek treatment at a private sports massage and physiotherapy clinic at my own expense, which is no drama as im eager to get the injury sorted. Is this the normal way of things? Could I claim back the fees for private treatment and who can adress these issues to save it happening to others in the future? Answers on a post card please! Cheers.