Sunday, 27 November 2011


I have posted on  paragraph 58 of the good practice guide before.  You must inform the GMC without delay if, anywhere in the world, you have accepted a caution, been charged with or found guilty of a criminal offence.”
The underlining is mine and illustrates the fact that you could be brought before the GMC for allegations of actions which are not even criminal offences in this country. This has got me thinking about what you might get done by the GMC for, if it suited them, under para 58, such as

Firstly, simply being homosexual, which is illegal in 70 countries.
Extramarital sex, illegal in the Maldives.
Chewing gum (Singapore)
Drinking Alcohol.
Licking a toad (Los Angeles)
Having sex with a porcupine (Florida)
Throwing a moose from an aeroplane (Alaska)
Not wearing underwear. (Thailand)

Perhaps I should not go on. We don’t want to give the bastards ideas now do we.


  1. the a&e charge nurse27 November 2011 at 20:50

    If an unmarried woman in Qatar falls pregnant she is banned from using hospitals or calling for any medical assistance. Her only options are to do without healthcare or leave the country - while in Bolivia it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.

    In some parts of the world it sounds like certain laws are crazier than the GMC?

  2. Well would you want a doctor who was nuts enough to have sex with a porcupine? I wouldn't be too bothered about the underwear.