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I am from France and I am trying to register and get an

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: I am from France and I am trying to register and get an appointment in a GP médical center for now two weeks and they always tell me everything is full . I've been sick for now 3 weeks I have taken médication but it is not better : I am always tired, I cough, I have night sweats and I have pain when I cough
JA: The Doctor can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. How long have you had the pain? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: I have been sick for 3 weeks and I have used medication for cold and flue in pharmacy but it doesn't get better
JA: Have you seen a doctor about the pain?
Customer: no I have tried to register and get an appointment in several médical centers for 2 weeks but it seems impossible and I don't know how to see a doctor immediatly. I am an exchange student from France
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No I don't think so

Hello, thank you for your question. I’m Dr. Ben and I’m here to assist you today. Please allow me a few moments to review your question and I’ll be right back.

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Have you tried calling ‘111’ yet?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
no I haven't
should I go to a hospital?

No, I would avoid attended hospital (A&E) if you can.

First, I recommend calling ‘111’ - they should be able to organise an urgent GP appointment for you. Tell them that you feel poorly and believe this is an urgent problem.

Otherwise, attend your nearest ‘walk-in centre’, which can be found here:

https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Walk-in%20centre/LocationSearch/663

Does this help?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I am trying to call 111
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
the phone number doesn't work
I have a french mobile phone
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
the link you sent to me is just for england

I’m not sure what to suggest about that, other than to try ‘0044 111’.

Where are you located?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
in beaverbank residence place

Edinburgh, Scotland?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I called 111 at the réception they take phone calls just after 5 pm when the médical centers are closed
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
should I go to a hospital?

Frustrating - the Scottish system isn’t as good in my humble opinion.

Yes, you may need to attend hospital in this case.

Otherwise, you can try an online GP service (video consultation) such as this:

https://www.pushdoctor.co.uk/

Dr. Ben and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
thank you for your help
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
have you got any idea of what I could have ?

You may have a chest infection requiring antibiotics.

You’re very welcome, all the best.