Bill and BobBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7371.1045/a (Published 02 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1045
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
- University College London
We had been asleep for more than an hour when the phone rang. Assuming a wrong number, we ignored it. Fifteen minutes later the bedroom filled with slowly strobing blue light and there was a loud rap-rap at the door. I pulled on a dressing gown and went down to face the policeman.
He read out my full name and I confirmed my identity. He spoke into a walkie-talkie. “Located the next of kin, Sarge, over.” At my kitchen …