Although it is a moot point whether the Professor wants the support of Doctor Bloggs and the Nasty Gnome Party.
Dr Tracey Bloggs believe that people should do the job they are paid for, not the one they want. Too many troubles of the NHS come down to cheap management. By that I don't mean financially cheap but intellectually cheap. People "leading beyond their authority", sticking their noses in where they are not needed instead of doing what they are meant to and making sure that they do what needs to be done.
Professor Steven Bolsin knows a bad doctor when he sees one. He also knows that people (including doctors) should stick to what they are good at. Too many people think that knowing how to bully people that makes them a leader and fit to be in charge.
We are accountable for what we do, all the wishing in the world won't raise the dead nor make assisting suicide any other than murder. Doctor Bloggs believes that if you want to kill someone, you should be open about it, whether it is patients or relatives and that you should come out and say "I wish you were dead". Bristol was a disgrace, but was like so much in the medical profession swept under the carpet. Bad doctors must be brought to account and just because it is accepted practice or everyone else was doing it, does not make it right.
For example, there is now a new medical carpet to sweep mistakes under. It is called "assisted suicide" or as Doctor Bloggs prefers to call it "how to murder friends and relatives". Other names include "palliative care pathway" and Britain leads the world in its the "quality of death". A sad prize for a once proud medical profession.
In Quality of death Britain leads the world. Even though we now have the worst medicine, fewer scanners and the highest mortality from cancer, we know how to sweep the evidence under the carpet. (The Metro) - as Doctor Tracey says - "In this country, unlike anywhere else in the Europe, apart from perhaps Germany and Russia, we have years of practice in getting rid of people without making a fuss about it"
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