Posts Tagged ‘Humour’

Quite a funny – if a little inappropriate – joke I heard the other day

Doctor, doctor, I'm suffering from amnesia, Tourette's syndrome and aphasia. — When did the symptoms appear? — I can't fucking November....

Charlie Massey: “That is a sweaty top lip – you could solve a drought with that top lip”

On the face of it, the GMC’s appointment of Charlie Massey as their new Chief Executive seems eminently sensible. He’s got a very respectable civil ...

Whatever you do, don’t underestimate the contribution that dogs can make to the NHS

Getting doctors on the cheap has been the mantra of this and the last government. Banning pay rises, and looking for cheaper alternatives – like physi...

GP takes employer to task over its sick note policy

Ah, the sick note all doctors would like to write. The following is the work of a Canadian GP, who took issue with Pizza Hut’s sick note policy… To W...

New plan to obliterate NHS waiting lists from on high

Just when you're feeling a bit jaded, and think you've heard every possible story about the NHS at least twice, a new one comes along (that makes you sit u...

Man sues the NHS doctor who gave him a cold

I've always admired and despaired at doctors in equal measure for their attendance at work when ill. While on the one hand it shows great commitment to th...

A bit of Christmas cheer over hospital car parking

On the day when we discover that councils are making record surpluses from parking charges and fines, one hospital is showing a bit of Christmas kindness. ...

The next generation of doctors are a bunch of wimps

Call themselves surgeons? Last time, I devoted my whole column to a measured response to the GMC’s latest half-arsed survey, and today, it’s tempting ...

No such thing as fair when it comes to the GMC

Fair?...I’ll give them ****ing fair! You may have seen that the GM sodding C are carrying out a survey to see if we think they’re ‘fair’. It will ...

Real men – meaning surgeons – really do have the big cojones

More balls from the researchers But this time, in a good way. It was reassuring to have my own prejudices confirmed - namely that those namby-pamby 'new m...

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your lab created ears

Time for the booze to flow ‘Mixed messages’ my arse! Why shouldn’t private patients be given alcohol with their hospital food? Nothing nicer than a ...