A day in the life of a GP

A day in the life of a GP

I often get asked ‘what’s it like to be a GP?’ Well sometimes it’s great. Sometimes it’s not so great. Sometimes it’s a bit of a rollercoaster. Let’s reflect on a day I had recently. It was a fairly typical day. I’ll walk you through it. Some may be surprised to read...
Tonsillitis and Antibiotics

Tonsillitis and Antibiotics

This is a very common condition that patients come in with, or at least they think they might have tonsillitis. After the initial opening spiel from the patient, it’s usually followed up with ‘and do I need antibiotics?’ So let’s start with...
Breaking Bad News

Breaking Bad News

I often get asked by patients – not those I’ve just broke some bad news to of course – what it’s like to tell someone a bad diagnosis, to give them the news they are dreading. It’s something that unfortunately as a GP I have to do quite a...
Fever Management in Children

Fever Management in Children

Those who follow me on social media may have seen my tweet last night about paracetamol vs ibuprofen in my daughter, highlighting that ibuprofen always seems to work just that bit better to make my kids feel better. She still has some temperatures today, which brings...
Scarlet Fever

Scarlet Fever

Another day another illness it seems. I’m sure almost every parent out there has been through this, but one of my daughter’s seems to have had an unlucky run of it lately. Yes unfortunately, despite popular belief amongst some of my patients,...
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