Sir David who?BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6899 (Published 15 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6899
- Kinesh Patel, junior doctor, London
“Have you met our senior manager?” The question was put to the veteran consultant, as an entourage of important looking people swept through the department. “He’s been here for years.”⇑
A polite handshake and the customary pleasantries ensued, and both parties asserted how lovely it was to meet each other. I melted obsequiously into the background a couple of metres away, knowing my place as a junior doctor. A minute later and the encounter was over.
“I’ve never heard of him,” said the consultant turning to me, with a slightly puzzled look. “I’ve been …