Profit is not a dirty wordBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5376 (Published 08 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5376
- Kinesh Patel, junior doctor, London
My cousin is a dentist, a good dentist. When you enter his surgery the first thing you see is a fish tank, seamlessly embedded into a dividing wall. He had it installed shortly after buying the surgery. It adds an air of calm to the often tense atmosphere of a dentist’s waiting room.
Nowadays, a mere three years later, he often looks at it wistfully. “I wish I had put in a bigger one,” he says. It has been a great success. NHS patients have flocked to the practice. My cousin cannot cope …