The video that made doctors cry

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The video that made doctors cry ‘The Good GP’ campaign highlights the vital role GPs have in looking after Australians. Image source: RACGP

The first video of a national awareness campaign highlighting the value of general practice has brought tears to the eyes of many GPs. The amazing video from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) certainly creates an emotional response.

The clip starts in the seventies, when home pregnancy tests were not widely available. The young, fresh GP is visibly happy to bring the good news to a couple in his consulting room (“You have a baby on the way”). There is no computer in the room, lots of paperwork on the doctor’s desk, and we see furniture and filing cabinets from times gone by.

As we follow the couple and the doctor over the years, the consulting room changes too. If you look closely (admittedly this may be of interest to medicos only) you will…

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