Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Supermarket sweep

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 13 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:618
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

When I was the new partner in the practice I sat playing Doom and listening to the new Oasis album, Definitely Maybe. Although I looked the part—jacket, tie, chinos—and had a clutch of certificates the patients gave me a body swerve, preferring to see the old timers, even happy to wait weeks for an appointment with their favourite general practitioner. When the older partners were running behind I offered to help out, but the patients usually said, “I want to see my …

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