Listen to GPs, physicians told

Listen to GPs, ditch the jargon and show some empathy for patients, physicians are being told as part of a new campaign that aims to make them “good doctors”.

The 'good doctor' scheme was launched on Monday by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) at its annual conference in Brisbane.

It sets out nine key areas that good doctors must master, and provides examples of good and bad behavior for each.

Bad doctor behaviour includes: