Here’s a good one, though I really hope it isn’t typical. Our GP practice has, apparently, the core objective of avoiding seeing any patients at all, ever. My wife has a medication review due, just routine stuff. They have just texted her to tell her to buy a blood pressure monitor, take her own measurements, and phone them in to the practice. No need to spell out the risk of mistakes let alone the breathtaking assumptions about what people can afford. As I say, I think (and sincerely hope) that this is extreme - our practice, which was great pre virus, has had a turnover of GPs and is now headed up by someone on the anxiety spectrum (according to mates in other local practices, which sadly we can’t switch to because it wouldn’t be fair on our mates. Plus I know how much they drink.....). We actually have a blood pressure monitor as I’m supposed to keep a check on mine (forget most of the time) and my wife is well capable of taking the measurement. I have suggested that she phones them and says her BP is 347 over 10, to see how they can avoid actually seeing her in those circumstances. Mind you, if you can take your own measurements, soon we will have official DIY diagnoses and will be able to write our own prescriptions, which might be fun.