Using the Booklet

Task 1. History and examination

Many parents feel “fobbed off” by GPs, especially when the GP says, ‘It’s just a virus’. A good history and examination, conducted prior to providing the parent with advice and / or reassurance, is an essential component of reassuring parents that their child’s illness is being taken seriously.
The following video shows the start of a consultation and is an example of a doctor taking an appropriate history.

Please click the play button to view the video.