This GP will not take health matters sitting down

THE health benefits of such a stance (on the part of the GP) are said to far outweigh any discomfiture on the part of the patient.

Zealous proponents of the vertical consult have put it to the RACGP that seating be banned from GP consulting rooms.

Mrs Blogg (on phone): I’d like to make an appointment with Dr A.

Receptionist: Will you be needing a chair with that consultation?

Blogg: I beg your pardon?

Receptionist: Will you be needing a chair?

B: I have no idea. Do you anticipate lions?