Like synchronised swimming, general practice is much harder than it looks


To the untrained eye, much of general practice remains a mystery, writes Dr Liz Sturgiss. 

I have always admired the elegance and precision of synchronised swimming, so to better understand the Olympic sport, I set out to have a go for myself.

I felt I had all the required credentials — I can swim, tread water, and wave my arms about. I was also a talented underwater hand-stander in my childhood, winning many competitions against my siblings.

I have a swimsuit, I know how to add sequins, and I feel