Saturday, January 07, 2006

Ridiculous Story of the Week

Mark In Mexico reports on the demise of common sense in Britain. Common Sense in Britain: RIP He reports on a story from the London's Telegraph of a physician in London who has endured 2 years of complaints and investigations steming from his refusal to perform a pap smear on a 34-year old male.

The complaint has caused doctors in the west country practice to spend hours in meetings and writing replies to the local primary care trust over the complaint which began two years ago.

The refusal of one of the doctors to put Mr X on the recall list for cervical sceening has resulted in a complaint and, as a result the doctor, practice manager and other practitioners have spent many hours, at the expense of the care of other patients, answering written inquiries.

For one of those you've got to be kidding moments - check out the story!