A recent article in the guardian suggests that all hospital in patients should have the name of their responsible Consultant displayed at the head of the bed. What puzzles me is that this idea is described as "an initiative", as if it's some clever new idea. When DZ qualified, 40 years ago, it was standard practice. So when, and why, did people stop doing it? I have no idea, but I'd put my money on the infection control gestapo.