The perils of measuring GP care in 15-minute increments

General practice is not about 15-minute consultations; it’s about continuous, life-long care. It is a journey we travel together with our patients.

Case 1
Bella stared at the floor, clearly not happy to be in the room with her parents. Heavily made-up and wearing a short skirt, the 14-year-old could have easily passed for 18.

Her parents were genuinely caring. “She’s angry all the time,” her mum said, quickly followed by her dad, “She never sings anymore”. 

“We think she