Feature Christmas 2008: Professional Considerations

They don’t train ’em like they used to

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2895 (Published 12 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2895
  1. James S Taylor, specialist trainee year 1 (general practice)1,
  2. Simon Nicholson, foundation year 2 doctor ( trauma and orthopaedic surgery)2
  1. 1Steyning Health Centre, Steyning BN44 3RJ
  2. 2Maidstone General Hospital, Maidstone, ME16 9QQ
  1. Correspondence to: J S Taylor dr.jstaylor{at}hotmail.com

    To check perceptions that the younger generation are lacking the etiquette of their seniors, we reviewed over 300 radiology request forms written on a single weekday in a hospital on the south coast of England. We used the presence of the word “please” on the request form as …

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