Posted by: Witch Doctor | September 12, 2008

Dr Scot Jr – Scottish CMO now involved

The Inverness Courier continues the saga by reporting on a letter that has been received by the Scottish CMO, Dr Harry Burns, questioning the suspension of Dr Scot Junior.

“TOP MEDIC ENTERS WEB ABUSE ROW”

“THE former director of a training programme for young Scottish doctors has signed a petition calling for the immediate re-instatement of a junior Inverness surgeon suspended for allegedly making insulting comments on a website.

The letter protesting against NHS Highland’s indefinite suspension of the trainee surgical specialist, who worked at Raigmore Hospital, was sent to Dr Harry Burns, the Scottish Government’s chief medical officer (CMO) yesterday.

Dr Burns, a consultant surgeon at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow, oversees NHS operations as part of his role as CMO.

He said he would not comment on the situation until he had considered the letter…….”

It is good that Dr Harry Burns is involved because he is generally credited with having a lot of common sense.

But we’ll see……..

(N.B. I think The Inverness Courier article should read “……a former consultant surgeon at ….. )


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