What it's all aboutBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7179.300 (Published 30 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:300
- Richard Harrison, consultant physician
- Stockton on Tees
It is 3 am and rapid eye movement sleep is destroyed by the phone. Momentarily I am confused. The apology starts… a young woman's voice. What time is it? Why me? In an Edinburgh hotel? Sense returns. Scotland was yesterday. I am at home. She is a senior house officer. I am Richard, on call consultant physician. Hello Rachel, no don't worry, I always sound like this.
Two (two?) patients need sectioning …