From one GP to another: My four greatest tips for new doctors

So, after more than a few years’ experience in the GP hot seat, I thought it time to offer new GPs some advice.

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Here are my top four tips.

1. Assumptions are the mother of all f**k-ups

Years ago, when I was working the night shift in urgent care and was the only doctor in the clinic from 1am to 8am, time was often of the essence as there could be multiple patients waiting to be seen.

One night a man in his early 20s presented with a woman beside him who appeared to be in her late 40s.