A 6 30 pm appointment

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 12 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a971
  1. James Malcolm, general practitioner, Market Drayton Medical Practice, Shropshire
  1. bigfelly{at}

    What do you currently do at 6 30 pm—finish your paperwork?

    I had some annual leave at Easter and needed a haircut—not having had one since the New Year. I asked for the latest available appointment and accepted 6 30 pm. I’d never had a haircut at that time before. Usually it’s a race and a juggle to squeeze it in at lunchtime amid all the other hurly burly of daily GP work. It’s almost the only …

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