GP is a general practioner who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses. GP is like a family doctor who cares for the well being of the individual and the community in National Health Service (NHS).
Since this is not our first time in the UK so we already got familiar with GP and NHS terms. It is important to register GP as soon as possible. The system here is not the same in Malaysia where we can go to any clinic and get to see the doctor straight away. Here we must to make an appointment first if we want to see a doctor. *eye-roll* But there is a walk in center if we are in emergency. But still it's hard for me to accept the fact. :(
Anyway, the first week after we had settled down, hubby went to Leytonestone Road Medical Centre alone by bringing our passports to register all of us. I think it was the coldest week in December and the Eins were already not at their best health so the three of us just stayed at home. I just reminded hubby to inform them that i'm pregnant. Alhamdulillah, the registration went well as our address was in the covered area by the medical centre and started from now on our GP is Dr. A. Q Qadri.
Below are few pictures during our appointment on 31st December 2010.
Zahin tengok apa tu?
tengok digital board rupanya. :D
appointment pukul 10.30a.m. lambat lagi. so amik gambo kasut baru umi skali interframe kan kasut the eins. hee sorry..dah tade view menarik la. ;p
amik gambo kasut baru hubby lak. ahaks. sibuk je kasut lama pink tu nak interframe lg. hihi
OK gambo ummi la plak kan..hehe. Lepas tu sempat ummi ambil video skjp. Jom tengok!
Video 1 :)
Then our turn came up! Since it's just a routine check up, we only consulted with a nurse. Mrs. H Tejura. Very nice lady. Starting with hubby first she then started asking our arrival date in the UK, what was the purpose we came to this country, about personal health history and the family disease history. Then she checked hubby's blood pressure, recorded his weight and height before asking him do a urine test.
Below is a clip video that I managed at the nurse's room. Obviously without her permission. So paham2 je la mcm mana. Takut2 record. haha.
Lepas hubby, turn saya plak. Sama la soalannya dengan hubby's. i was confident that she knew that i'm expecting. Unfortunately, she said she didn't know and there was nothing mentioned that i'm pregnant in the system. So I told her hubby had mentioned to the reception the day he registered but she seemed OK. Misscommunication happened right. Baiklah madam Tejura ni. Saya tak bawa inhaler athma pun dia tak marah..padahal dah terang lagi bersuluh kat dalam borang personal details tu suro bawak apa2 medication yang saya ambil. :D
After interviewing and recording my details, she had given me a flu jab. Ya Allah tak expect langsung nak kene inject tapi bukan sakit pun. ;p Here a flu jab is compulsory for pregnant women and it is free. Good eh! Lepas wat urine test, Mdm Tejura kasi satu form NHS utk di isi sebelum balik.With that I'll get maternity medical and medicine exempted including free dental treatment until a year after delivery. Alhamdulillah, rezeki Lil One. :)
For my pregnancy check up, Mdm Tejura told that the practise will fax my details to Newham University Hospital first then the hospital will post an appoinment letter as soon as possible. So I just had to wait for it. That's all.
Psst, Ini baru pasal GP, belum pregnancy check up lagi. Letih mok cik. Sape suro peram lama2 wat pekasam, kn...:D