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Our new registrar blogger introduces himself and the practice at which he's learning his trade. The GP Apprentice will be updating you regularly on his progress towards the RCGP exams and day to day life as a GP in training.

Our new registrar blogger introduces himself and the practice at which he's learning his trade. The GP Apprentice will be updating you regularly on his progress towards the RCGP exams and day to day life as a GP in training.

The weather outside is frightful" or so the song goes and as we move into the Christmas holiday period like most I'm getting ready for the festive cheer, but that's not all I've got to think about.

The beginning of December for me marked the beginning of my last GP registrar post. In 8 months time PMETB and RCGP permitting I will complete my VTS.

My new practice is in a relatively deprived area with 4500 patients and this blog will take you through the trial and tribulations of the time ahead.

My first day and straight away I've been prepare for our more challenging (read heart-sink) patients. "Now there's Steve, he'll always try and get his weekly script early out of you.'

'Watch out for Mavis, every medicine you try will make her feel unwell' and so the list goes.

These patients I'm told will give me great experience of real general practice, though suspiciously I think the partners will be more happy with the short break while the patients try to "work me out"

There are however more pressing issues for me to deal with, like getting on-line gifts delivered to the practice rather than risking the gauntlet that is the hospital mail system. Right time to go put up me tree...

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