Wednesday, 24 September 2008

I beg your pardon?

Health Secretary Alan Johnson wants patients to challenge doctors and nurses to wash their hands

I beg your pardon?

If we're going to have a National Health Service, if we're going to have a system whereby every family in the country is taxed so that the Government will provide the health care, isn't it actually part of the deal that the government, perhaps in the person of the Health Secretary, tells the doctors and nurses what to do?

Like, for example, you're all professionals with years of training under your belt so wash your damn hands?

Jeepers, after all, the germ theory of disease is only, what, 150 years old now?

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