‘The Cure for Good Intentions’ is about a life-changing decision. Sophie gave up her job as an editor at a prestigious literary magazine and put herself through medical school and hospital training before eventually becoming a GP. From peaceful office days spent writing tactful comments on manuscripts she entered a world that spoke an entirely different language. She was now inside scenes familiar from television and books – long corridors, busy wards, stern consultants, anxious patients – but what was her part in it all? Back in the community as a brand-new GP, the same question grew ever more pressing. This is a book about how a doctor is made: it asks what a doctor does, and what a doctor is.