The Dr. Scot Junior saga (2).....are these fuckers for real???
Posted Sep 12 2008 8:59pm
Posted by: Dr Thunder
So, a lot of people are aware of the "Dr. Scot Junior" saga. Jane Doe's post below outlines a lot of what the case is about. Essentially, a scottish junior surgeon was posting his views on the doctors-only password-protected website http://www.doctors.net.uk/
On one of the mesage boards, he called Dame Carol Black "A shit". This is because Dame Black was heavily involved in the "rearrangement" of junior doctors training in the UK. This training revamp has pretty much destroyed the training of British doctors, and has had huge impacts on their personal life. Pretty much every British junior doctor thinks Carol Black is a shit. Her and her colleagues get called much worse in doctors' scabby tearooms across the country every day.
Anyway, Dame Black's mate, Professor Gillian Needham, up in Scotland, decided to ban Dr. Scot Junior from practising surgery there.
Now, I worked in Scotland for several years. Healthcare there is the pits. There are parts of Scotland where the life expectancy of males is 64. That means some Scottish males are expected to die before retirement!!!!! The Scottish health service cannot afford to ban doctors. Not because they were a bit cheeky, anyway.
So, there were apologies. Dr Scot regretted his choice of words, and asked for his comments to be removed from the website. Professor Needham had no real choice but to reinstate him and allow him to continue practising. Especially as the Medical Council tells us that doctors should only be banned from working if their actions put patients at risk. There are no rules covering doctors who cause offence to your coffee-morning pals.
But she was pissed. This upstart has mocked her friend. Needham and Black have helped fuck up the lives of junior docs all over the country, by, for example, advocating a sytem which tells married couples with kids and mortgages that they have to move to opposite ends of the country to work until 2010, as part of the "training revamp" This is on top of making lots of doctors unemployed.
I left Scotland to go to Oz because of these gobshites. I will never go back. Scotland isn't exactly overflowing with paediatricians either.
As Prof Needham was angry, she decided she wasn't finished with Dr Scot Junior. So, she's suspended him again!!!!
The poor guy had only been reinstated 3 days!!!! This time the reason is being kept private, but it relates to something he apparently did years ago, just after he qualified from medical school.
It didn't seem to be an issue before now, until he offended Needham's coffee buddy.
So, while the waiting lists in Scotland are out of control. Be safe in the knowledge that the medical hierarchy are looking after you and your loved ones by suspending the man who might cut out your colon cancer just before it spreads, or remove your appendix before it bursts. Be safe in the knowledge that no man who has the tenacity to call a superior "a shit" will be allowed anywhere near a scalpel in Scotland.