Now, bear with me!
On Facebook there is an identity referred to as “The Medical Registrar” this is a small number of doctors who post pithy and interesting comments about medicine. Sharp humour is the usual modus operandi. Along with the occasional rant.
A couple of weeks ago they posted on the drivel that Melanie Phillips constructed to assault the Liverpool Care Pathway. If you’re not familiar with the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), it has been around for a few years now and is a consolidation of best practice in patients who are dying. This is important because whilst we have an unbelievably excellent hospice service in this country, most people who die in the UK, die in hospital. In part because there are not enough hospice beds. In part because it is not always possible to transfer people in a timely manner.
If you want to read Melanie Phillips’ nonsense you can find it here. Subtle as always.
However, this post by the Medical Registrar last week made me smile a lot:
I do think that ‘publicity seeking hack’ is spot on, as indeed is ‘fish and chip wrapper.’
Now, I really like fish and chips, so I have to admit that The Daily Mail makes very good wrapping and to be honest, I can think of no better use for it.