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General Practice
Honing basic consultation skills
  1. F. J. Marshall
  1. Lake House, 2 Lake View, Newmillerdam, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 7SN
  1. e-mail: fjm{at}

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I AM concerned about issues raised by the article ‘Laying your cards on the consulting table’ by Sally Everitt in your companion journal In Practice (February 2012, vol 34, pp 98–101).

As we progress through the ages, I, as an ‘old fart’ who graduated 40-plus years ago, wonder what is taught to today's graduates about the everyday aspects of consultation in general practice. Apparently, we now have to have an analytical (four models, according to both Tannenbaum and Morgan, referenced in …

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