- Try to get down to consulting in 10 minutes as early as possible but be realistic about what is acheivable in a 10 minute slot.
- Arrange appropriate follow up to continue the management and review results of investigations.
- A consensus of trainers agree that to get a feel for 10 minute consultations it is better to have 10 minute slots with catch up blocks rather than longer slots without slots.
- Be realsitic in your expectations and manage your patients expectations. Many cases are complex and cannot be investigated and managed within the space of a single consultation.