Why it’s time to turn this curio into an essential GP skill

The appeal — and the challenge — of general practice is that it is just so ... general.

Our mornings can traverse the assessment of six-week-old baby, a chat with a depressed dad, or deciding if our patient is fit to drive. Or a thousand other matters.

In doing so, we are presented daily with the patient’s List. Stuff for us to address. What patients may not know is that we too have our List.

Our patient may want a referral, an assessment of a rash or management of