Day whatever it is In the Shepherd house…

You know we complain all the time in the UK about the health service? Well you know what, the UK health service is really good and very accessible.

There is a completely different service here where you either pay for your treatment or (if you’re entitled, for example your pay is below a certain level, or you’re unemployed, or under 6) you apply and get a medical card which entitles you to free treatment (as far as I’m aware). I am still a little ignorant on how exactly it works. But I know that each GP surgery has a price list for every treatment/consultation and that purchasing health insurance is apparently quite popular.

What shocked me today is I tried to register us as patients with a GP. I rang 4 local surgeries up, they all refused to take us on as we are not in their immediate area. I then found one who said they would take us as patients, we just need to go in and register (It’s about 8 miles away I think).

I was starting to get quite upset really, because although everyone was pleasant, no one actually seemed that bothered that we are a family with two small children in a rural area where (as far as I’m aware) the nearest A&E is an hour away. I was so so pleased when the last one I rang just said yes, we take people from your area. If I’d been there in person, I would have hugged her. Because we are in a rural area, all the surgeries are over 8 miles away from where we are living. But anyway, we have a yes! So hopefully it will go through ok. It looks like a really nice little surgery too. Maybe it’s a God thing that we ended up at this one, so I will stop moaning now 😂.

we played out this afternoon:

It was good to be outside. Aaaaaand relax! Well sort of…

bye! X

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A Jesus follower who with her family are attempting (probably comically) to start a different type of life in a totally different place, but starting where we are and rolling with it and seeking God all the way, well trying to... #theshepherdsadventure

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