Posted by: Witch Doctor | February 9, 2010

Dr Boardman – the medical circus

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Time was, that in the NHS, intelligence, judgement and common sense featured most of the time.

Time was that the notion that a consultant could be sacked for sending the names and addresses of patients to herself from herself in order to offer them help in managing their illness would have been absurd.

Absurd, outrageous and even laughable.

Then they rolled out the clowns and called them Chief Executives and Caldicott Guardians.

And they deemed that The Spreadsheet was more important than The Doctor-Patient Relationship.

And writing a letter to yourself would become an institutional crime.

Dr Pal has something to say on this matter.

‘Witchdoctor tells us this is all because the dismissal is protocol driven. I am of course going to tell everyone a different story. In 2004, the General Medical Council changed the term “Serious Professional Misconduct” to “Misconduct”.This term lacked definition and it was taken to mean “any term that the Trust or the GMC” considers to be “misconduct”. This element was tested in the Judicial Review test case in R v General Medical Council Ex Parte Pal. with a view to fine tuning and qualifying the word “Misconduct”. The judge in that case ruled that even a link to a publicly available transcript [with the permission of the data subject] is capable of being “misconduct” by going to the ” doctors integrity”.

This kind of behaviour and the lowering of the threshold of ” gross misconduct” is also viewed in Shirine Boardman’s case. Essentially, the term “Misconduct” is floated around the planet and given any definition the Trust or the GMC deems fit depending on the circumstances. If the Trust disapproves of a doctor, anything can be deemed “misconduct” and at present there is little defence against this now.”

I’m afraid, My Black Cat, that sooner or later, those doctors or would be doctors who have intelligence, judgement and common sense will get the hell out of the medical circus and leave it to the medical clowns.

What will the patients do then?

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Responses

  1. “I’m afraid, My Black Cat, that sooner or later, those doctors or would be doctors who have intelligence, judgement and common sense will get the hell out of the medical circus and leave it to the medical clowns.”

    I fear many of us are far closer than we would like to be to the Rhett Butler Moment.

    What indeed will patients do when they wake up one day and see that all they have left are clowns managed by goons?


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