Tried to reply to you last night - right before the forum had a brainfart, and “mislaid” about a week’s worth of posts (now recovered).
Anyway, the gist was that I have a v. similar situation locally.
I still have over a week to go 'til my GP appointment, even though I requested it last Wednesday. The soonest they could offer me was a fortnight!
If you stick to your guns, will they let you book, but a long way away (weeks)? If so, I’d accept, as it’s better than having to ring every day, to be told you’re still unlucky.
Have you kept count of how many times you’ve been unsuccessful? I would stress this, next time, and say that due to the delay, it is becoming urgent, and you really can’t keep putting it off indefinitely.
I’m never sure exactly what consitutes a GP emergency, anyway. I mean, if I had a REAL emergency (difficulty breathing, bleeding that won’t stop, suspected heart attack etc.) I’d go to the hospital anyway, not join the queue for the doctor.
I tend to regard most MS-related stuff as serious, but not an emergency, for the simple reason it’s unlikely to be life-threatening.
However, I do suspect there are people booking “emergency” appointments for coughs and colds, and wonder whether, because I have a chronic condition I’m relatively patient about, I’m too placid when it comes to trying to book. I never think it’s an emergency, because I know I won’t keel over and die.
But on the other hand, is untreated pain (the problem I’m waiting to see them about at the moment) an “emergency” or not? It’s not agony. And it won’t kill me or cause lasting damage. But it’s not really OK, is it?