The straw that broke the camel's back?http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-129465/Surgeon-protest-language-barrier-disciplined.html
We have long sleeved DOCs in HK and MRSA: way down.You do not need to touch patients in fact. So someone else should have been on leave.The Cockroach Catcher
This is not about long sleeves, but endless, and largely useless interference from those who will be well insulated should some of the more apocalyptic predictions about NHS reform materialise - thank god it wasn't Hewitt pissing all over the orthod's manor - think what might have happened then !! http://www.dougweb.org/images/blog/hewitt_bd.jpg
A lot of this infection control stuff seems to be about newly constructed empires and domains of power - when I have pointed out the dearth of evidence for, for example, routine removal of peripheral cannulas (e.g. as shown in the Webster et review) I am greeted by a rather hostile and threatened form of semi-religious fervour that it must reduce infection rates whatever the 'evidence' shows.
I almost forgot - the other response to being challenged behind the evidence base for infection control policies is 'because it's policy' without any irony.
But that's not the issue here, the issue is; did that surgeon behave approprietely given that the country's top leader was present?I say not ... however, indefinite suspension is harsh.I had hoped he would appologise afterwards though, but he didn't!
"But that's not the issue here, the issue is; did that surgeon behave approprietely given that the country's top leader was present - I say not".I agree - the orthopod should have stuck one of these where the sun don't shine (either leader would have done)http://www.okokchina.com/Files/uppic34/GJ-5%20Arthroscope736.gif
I think the issue is not so much about how he behaved in front of the prime minister, but in front of the patients. I don't think that's acceptable behaviour. If he had something to complain about he could have done it far more discreetly and not put those people in the position of being filmed and shown in a scene to which they had not consented.
"I think the issue is not so much about how he behaved in front of the prime minister, but in front of the patients."But then he walked out in the middle of an operation before! I wondered what happened to the patient and why wasn't he desciplined then? I am glad I wasn't this patient - and how about the rest of the staff who were present on both occassions?! Is he like that on a daily basis, or for the sake of fairness, often? This then raises a lot of not only ethical questions on medical practice, NHS management practice, but as you too imply, professionalism and common decency too.As for PM, like you and me, he deserves respect when in public whether you agree with his politics or not. More so because he is the face of this country after all! ... and he never tried to appologise either! As they say;"Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction."Sad!