The second way in which I help people is to make available to them medical tests. Because the vast majority of my practice is nutritional then virtually all the tests requested are nutritional tests. One of my skilled helpers can advise patients on which test is most appropriate to their condition, the patient then chooses the test and when the result comes through I write to that patient’s GP with the result of the test, the implications for treatment and an invitation to come back to me for more information if required. A copy of the letter goes to the patient. This service has been greatly welcomed by patients recently and has been the main reason why the number of staff in my practice has recently doubled! It takes very little time for me to read a patient’s written history, interpret the tests in the light of that history and dictate a letter to their GP. Again, I have had a great deal of happy feedback from patients.