How a packet of cigarettes turned my GP career on its head


What is the ideal size for a general practice? 

More accurately, what is the right number of GPs to have in a practice? 

One? The brave, independent, curmudgeonly loner? 

Two? The partners in life and in business? Happy to spend all day, and then all night in each other’s company. 

Twenty-two? The mega practice, owned by a corporation, with rooms peeling off a long corridor and the pleasure, or pain of having no say in the running of the joint