Hello everyone A few weeks ago, I went to a local family planning clinic to discuss having a Mirena Coil fitted (or a coil consultation, as they called it ;o)) Turned out that they had a waiting time of a few months to have it fitted, so I thought I'd be quicker off going to my GP to have it done. When I phoned the surgery today to make an appointment, the receptionist told me that I would need an appointment with the GP prior to having it done by the nurse. I explained that I had already done this at the local family planning clinic .... and she had none of it! So I have to book two separate appointments: one to discuss it with the GP, and then one on another day for the fitting. Jesus wept, is it any wonder that the NHS has financial difficulties? And why are women (who are trying to do the responsible thing re their contraception) treated like absolute blo.ody eejits .... who happen to have nothing better to do than attend these appointments? People who don't think outside the box really annoy me!