Duty doctor

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 25 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:757
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London

    Being a medical Jack of all trades, and making no secret of my taste for adventure, I am often approached by people who seek to include a medic in some ambitious scheme or other. Would I oversee a sponsored swim in a pool in someone's back garden, with 50 children aged 4 to 17 (and, by the way, they all have diabetes)? Would I fly to South America to escort the wayward offspring of a friend of a friend whose gap year …

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