We want our patients to get the most out of the service we provide.
The average GP appointment lasts 10 minutes. Lots of people are aware of this fact; but have you ever actually stopped to think how long that actually is. The answer is not long. And don’t forget that the clock starts as soon as your name is called, so the 10 minute-slot includes you walking into the doctor’s room, taking off your coat, having your consultation, putting your coat back on, leaving and then the doctor writing up your notes and requesting various investigations, etc. Clearly time is tight. In order that you get as much as possible out of this small time slot, there are a few things you can do to help things go as smoothly as possible.
Dr Ahmed Kazmi discusses how patients can help reduce the time spent waiting to see the doctor. He also gives some useful tips to help you make the best use of your appointment.