NHS Walk In Centre Reviews
Description:The NHS offers health care and advice without an appointment.
Newest Review: ... especially as their opening hours are longer and more convenient. I have been on two separate occasions, and have also been with someone else when they went. What does it involve? The local walk in centre houses a variety of nurses, doctors, emergency dentists and blood technicians, meaning you need to make it very clear to the receptionist what help you need. You are given a form to ... more
Customer NHS Walk In Centre Reviews (9)
by m crockett - written on 23/01/12
I visited the walk in centre after falling off my bike and recieving a blow to the head and a broken elbow. The Australian/New zealander nurse took an unusual nasty attitude for no reason, perhaps she was tired! She was sarcastic and impatient to a silly degree and at one point I nearly exploded but I was in a shocked and painful state. She even made stupid comments to my wife (in front of me!) I hope that made her feel better..my wife actually thought you are an ignorant , rude person. I pass this place on my way to work and still feel angry.
by - written on 16/04/10 (Very useful, 550 readings)
I have to say I am in two minds about the walk in service. On the whole I have always found them to be helpful and generally quick, on the other, apart from advising and telling you what is wrong, they are limited it what they can do for you - for example they can't write prescriptions. My local walk in centre is in the high street, and since I work five minutes around the corner, in theory it's very handy. My doctor is also nearby but I struggle to get an appointment easily, unless I beg and plead with the dragon lady receptionist. As a result, if I just have something quite short and quick, the walk in is the preferable option, especially as their ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/01/10, updated on 17/01/10 (Very useful, 514 readings)
I was very impressed with the service in the walk in centre in Bristol so I thought I'd share my experience. It wasn't something I immediately thought of doing but if you're unable to get to your doctor this is a brilliant alternative. It was entirely down to my own stupidity that I ended up needing this service which made me all the more surprised that it was so good - I suppose they didn't know but I almost felt like I deserved to suffer for longer! I ended up with an infected toe just down the side of the toenail and whatever I put on it I couldn't get it to clear up. I tried just about every kind of antiseptic I could think of and nothing ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/08/09 (Very useful, 161 readings)
I just ranted about the NHS direct phone line, and in the same review raved about the walk-in-centres. A walk-in-centre is like a drop in medical surgery where you can wait to see a nurse without making an appointment. They are open out of doctors surgeries hours until 9pm on the evening. After getting little help from the phoneline, I decided yesterday to take my poorly 2 year old to our local Walk-in-centre. It was on our way home and only a 5 minute drive from our house so is almost as convinient as the phoneline for us. On arrival, the receptioist takes basic details of the patients name, DOB and address along with a summary of what ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/06/09 (Very useful, 173 readings)
~*THE SCENARIO*~ On Thursday evening, I had the very painful experience of falling over and landing knee cap down on a concrete sleeping policeman, (no I wasn't drunk, it was dark and I tripped!) Typical, I landed on the knee with an old skiing injury, so it's not the stronger of my two, and I grazed my knee through my jeans which wasn't very helpful at all! All weekend I've been hobbling about saying things like, "If it doesn't get better/if the swelling doesn't go down/if I still can't straighten it or put full pressure on it I'll get it looked at one Monday"...with the hope that it would all heal nicely and I could carry on as ... Read the complete review