You are a FY2 doctor working in an General Practice rotation and are looking forward to leaving on time for your partner’s birthday meal. It is 5pm and the receptionist messages you just as you are logging off saying that there are 2 extra patients which have just been booked in. She mentions that neither appointment was triaged as an emergency appointment. You know that the on-call doctor is running over an hour behind and there are no other GP’s working this afternoon. Do you:
Rank the following actions in order from the most appropriate (1) to the least appropriate (5) in this situation.