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Choosing a Doctor’s bag

Your doctor’s bag reflects a lot about who you are!

GP home visit bags should be both practical and stylish.

Crossing paths with GPs on home visits, I’ve seen it all, an A4 zip folder to bulky travel bags. I think that a home visit bag must:

  • Be roomy and spacious, you do not want to be caught out when an essential piece of equipment is not at hand
  • Easy to lug around, off the shoulder or a trolley case seem the most practical
  • Stylish. Home visits can be a chore so add some panache

Chose a bag with a few compartments so that you can keep organised and keep stationary separate.

Leather oozes tradition and style but can add weight.


Roomy and practical

A common feature in OOH is the trolley bag, I personally think these are fantastic for kitting out with anything you can dream of needing on a home visit, plus they can be pulled along with ease.

It does have a bit of a cabin crew feel, however it has plenty of space for all you need including spares.

I like this Targus TBR003EU
PRICE £38

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Stylish but expensive

These leather Gladstones bags (Gladstonette for ladies), ooze style and sophistication, add to the general gravitas and authority of a visiting doctor.

Price £150 – £1200

“Originally designed by J G Beard at his leather shop in the City of Westminster, Beard was an avid admirer of four times Prime Minister Gladstone. So much so, he named this famous bag, often known as Doctor or Travel bags, after him” Mckenziebag.

Bag images


Avoid

Solid, boring, unweilding and dull. Unless you are rural and need to carry injectable vials, do not commit this fashion crime.

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If you want to be kitted out to the hilt and never ever caught with your trousers down, then consider a pull bag.

Written by Dr. Imran Malik