Oh, Probably Membership Of The BNP Or Lack Of Diversity Awareness…

Mr Almond, a 36-year-old plasterer, said: โ€˜His mistakes have now caused the deaths of a mother and a baby, but he could be able to work again next year โ€“ what does it take for a doctor to be struck off?โ€™

It’s a pretty fair question, isn’t it?

5 comments for “Oh, Probably Membership Of The BNP Or Lack Of Diversity Awareness…

  1. john in cheshire
    July 20, 2014 at 11:41 am

    If he can’t speak English, what on earth is he doing here, let alone working as a Doctor? This smacks of the EU rules that prevent us from checking the credentials of people coming to work here from other parts of the EU; I’m assuming he got here through mainland Europe. Regardless of that, he should be in prison along with others in the hospital who let him loose on patients. A suggestion would be that patients insist on having a white, English doctor to care for them while in hospital.

  2. July 21, 2014 at 4:02 am

    IF the doctor had been to a party, put tennis-shoe-white on his face and did an impression of Dave Allen, THEN he could be struck off for racial slurs.

  3. Andrew S. Mooney
    July 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Julia- It isn’t – Not in this case at least.

    The fact that he’s killed someone is not the issue. It is the fact that he has lied about his situation, language abilities and falsified documents that are the problems, and bullshitting on a CV is not exactly a capital crime, is it?

    If he is not allowed to work without supervision, what about the staff shortages that lead to him working alone? Who is responsible for them? Presumably he should have just told her to cross her legs and sat on his backside doing nothing until a suitable adult became available.

    If every Doctor who’d killed someone as a result of clinical error was *automatically* struck off, would you want to work as one? Emergencies, difficult cases, moaning British people?

    john in cheshire – The Royal Blackburn Hospital, Lancashire…We are not talking about a plum clinical placement there, and given that that is all that white English doctors want for reasons of social status, these people are the ones who wind up staffing these places. They do the postings that no one in this country can be bothered with. Having navigated your way through medical school via a private education and tutors, a prestigious university, multiple years of training and being fawned over at every turn and having to compete for every post, would you then want to go and patch up drunks in Lancashire?

    • Ed P
      July 21, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      You malign Lancastrians unfairly. And there are drunks everywhere else too.
      Doctors are not like their portrayal in Scrubs – most are dedicated and do not object to remote postings.

      • Andrew S. Mooney
        July 22, 2014 at 3:29 pm

        Yes they do….Once you get to your early thirties, and have made enough money to start to contemplate setting your own hours, you start to contemplate what kind of a lifestyle you can build away from this nonsense to maintain your enthusiasm for it, and your sanity. And there’s not much of a life to be had in dying Lancashire mill towns.

        Lancashire: Their snobbery is not mine…Maybe you’re talking to one…

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