Apple crumble or a selection from the sweet trolley?BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7434.268 (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:268
- Ayan Panja, senior general practitioner registrar
- Aston Clinton Surgery
In the first month of my GP registrar year, I remember sitting in on a soporific meeting with the accountants who looked after the practice's books. It was over lunch, and, just as I had begun to drift into the first of many microsleeps of the afternoon, one of the two money men thought he'd try to make polite conversation with me: “So, you're learning the ropes of general practice are you? How are you finding it?”
I gave him a stock answer, hoping he would leave me alone. “Yeah, it's great actually… really enjoying it, thanks,” I replied unoriginally. I was too jaded to ask him anything in return, like who or what “Super-Ann” was or why they kept referring to “drawings” when there wasn't an architect in sight.
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