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1201: I like Mondays

For Dr Richard Deacon, a GP in Rossendale, Lancashire, Monday morning surgery is the best of the week

Day starts with a bang. A flat tyre – but I still manage to change it, get the kids to school, arrive ten minutes behind schedule for surgery, and only keep the first six of my patients waiting until I catch up and finish on time.

Can always cope with whatever is thrown at me on a Monday – it's the rest of the week I struggle with, 160 patients later.

Patients are lovely too on a Monday morning – the 'moaning' gene does not seem to start kicking in until midday Tuesday….

A day in the life of general practice