I would like to know why it is that when a patient calls for an emergency appointment, get put through to a duty nurse and gets told that it is not an emergency so they do not need to see a doctor until 3 weeks from now. What is that person meant to do until then? Hope and pray that they don't die? Carry on self-medicating with alcohol? Fall behind on their coursework because the people that are meant to be helping refuse to? Y'know what... maybe these poor people are just leeches of the system, who knows? I always thought that they were there to never ignore a desperate cry for help.. Maybe the system has got so bad now that only people with medical insurance can get the help they need when they need it.