oa South African Family Practice - Central relief : peripheralia

Volume 52, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



In the 1960s, as a medical student in London, I occasionally worked as a telephonist for one of the first GP deputising services. The small offices were above a Greek restaurant in Soho and the agency was called Central Relief. There were usually two medical students manning three phones and a large map of London on the wall in front of us. We covered most of Metropolitan London.

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