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Quicklook at Medicine by Ian Grandison

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Chapter Fourteen: Be a GP for a day

You are a GP in a busy practice in a market town. You have several partners. All of you are jointly responsible for the debts of the business. Because its source of revenue is very reliable (nearly all of it is derived from the NHS) this is not too much of a worry. The practice makes respectable profits providing a reasonable standard of living for partners like you. These are increased by the fact that it employs some doctors who are not partners.

The partners jointly own the surgery premises, which were newly built a few years ago. Each doctor has his/her own consulting room. There are two rooms suitable for use by nurses and for minor surgical procedures. The waiting room is functional and has the inevitable ...

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