Good Patient

Make the most of your doctor

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1292
  1. Pamela Prentice, deputy director and campaigns manager
  1. Doctor Patient Partnership, BMA House, London

    Be prepared

    Your appointment can sometimes be quite short, and it is not always possible to go back and ask questions afterwards. It is important to be prepared and make sure you don't miss anything you would like to ask or find out.

    • Make a note of any questions or concerns you might have before your appointment so you can make sure you cover everything you want to

    • Take a pen and paper, as you might want to note the important points

    • If you are going for a test where you …

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