A great thing about being a GP? Unexpected moments of inspiration, like this one


A large part of the attraction of general practice is the job’s capacity to provide unexpected moments of inspiration.

Here’s one. True. Names and details changed. But true.

Scotty attended with two previously unseen children, aged eight and five.

“The grandchildren,” he announced. “They’re with me now. And the missus.”

Scot had been unemployed for many years, and was mildly agoraphobic (“I got enough in the house to keep me busy.”)

The five-year-old boy wandered the room, checking