The new jetsettingBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39104.497199.59 (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:210
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 1University College London
Last week, I received six separate invitations to speak at conferences abroad. One agreed to reimburse my economy class air fare if I couldn't pay it myself. Another promised a business class flight, chauffeur driven limousine on the ground, a personal bodyguard if I wanted to check out the local night life, and a generous honorarium with tax all sorted. The others offered various packages and incentives in between.
I turned them all down, mainly because in these days of global …