Intended for healthcare professionals

Career Focus


BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:S3-7210
  • The recent Career focus article ( on the dangers of the corridor consultation prompted this response, which reinforces the point very well: “Some years ago I remember being asked by a well respected GP who had just come on to my list to sign a form stating that he was fit to continue on the FHSA list. He had just reached the age of 65. Meeting him in the hospital car park, I signed the form without demur. He had always appeared fit and active and was well-respected by his colleagues. Within two weeks he had a major stroke, and eventually died in his early 70s. I never even checked his blood pressure or tested his urine before signing the form.”