General practitioners face different kinds of emergency situations every day. Thus, proper management of emergencies is an important part of primary care. GPs must understand their role in handling emergencies and the extent to which they can manage a patient is based on the severity of their condition. They need to have the updated knowledge and skills as well as competence in handling every emergency situation. But aside from that, good communication skills are also very important.
Good interpersonal skills are important when dealing with the patient, family members, and other staffs. They need to gather accurate information from medical history and medical records of patients.