I've just read an interesting book "The Good Doctor: What Patients Want" by Prof. Ron Paterson, who was for ten years Health and Disability Commissioner in New Zealand. The book covers the obvious ethical requirements and necessary clinical standards and also discusses impaired doctors, e.g. those who are addicted to various drugs plus some convicted of quite horrendous sexual assault and rape of patients.
Reading this coincided with a visit to my own GP where - as usual - I had to wait an hour and a half.
He concedes he has a real problem with time management but doesn't ever seem to do anything to improve this.
Lovely bloke, good clinician, and possessed of genuine kindness. But oh, that waiting surrounded by coughing and snuffling, restless toddlers etc.
So I'd be interested in how you find your GP, and any specialists for that matter.
What is most important to you? Their clinical acumen? Your sense of being able to connect with them, of being listened to, cared for?
How long do you usually have to wait?