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GP:

Hmmmm I se​e. I see. Um ok right what I want you to do is this - take this prescription to the chemist.

Patient:

Yes Doctor.

GP:

And make an appointment at the hospital for these tests.

Patient:

Yes Doctor.

GP:    

And come back and see me in a few weeks.

Patient:

Yes Doctor.

GP:

Okay Mrs Brownlow. Next.

Voiceover:

Times have changed.  A visit to your doctor is a lot different today.

Patient:                      

So are there any risks involved if I do take the test?

GP:

Oh well there are risks and benefits to every test. And that’s a good question, you’re right to ask.

Voiceover:

It’s okay to ask your doctor questions.  And asking the right ones will get the best care for you.     

GP:    

Do you have any other concerns at all?        

Patient:

No, that’s all good. Thank you Doctor.                                  

GP:    

You’re welcome.

Voiceover:

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Last reviewed 20 February 2018