Been feeling a little run down and flu-ey for a week or so, so been taking it easy. Lunchtime today came over a bit dizzy, so from previous experience a couple of years ago - and a quick look on the NHS website - seems that whatever bug I've got has probably gone to my ear and is affecting my balance.
Came home, rang the GP to see if I can get in to be checked out...
Me: Is there any chance of an appointment to see someone today?
Receptionist: No, you will have to ring at 8am tomorrow to see if we can get you in tomorrow. Or you can go to the Walk In centre in Derby. (9 miles away)
Me: Is the walk in centre in Ilkeston closed?
Receptionist: It is. So you can take your chances to get an appointment tomorrow, or try Derby
Me: What if I can't get to Derby?
Receptionist: You can dial 999
Me: Is that really the best use of 999 and A&E?
Receptionist: You can try here at 8 in the morning....
Grrrrr. So I can have the "first come first served" early morning lottery, listening to the engaged tone for 10 minutes before being told I have missed my chance and I should have tried at 8