A GP guide to saying 'no' to patients
Saying no is never easy.
I just have to reflect on everything that is on my to-do list to realise it is a skill that needs to be polished in both the consulting room and in life more generally.
The consultation where you say no to a patient often leaves you feeling downhearted and disappointed, especially if you rate highly on the ‘people-pleasing’ scale.
However, being a doctor means that there will be many times when you have to decline a request from a patient, whether that be for a prescription,