Re: Why doctors and their organisations must help tackle climate change: an essay by Eric Chivian
In the last 2 days the head of the Care Quality Commission has told us that there are unnamed hospitals where he would not feel safe as patient. The president of the Royal College of Physicians then suggested that being ill anywhere was dangerous because resources, especially of doctors and nurses, were so overstretched. This suggests to some of us that the medical profession should focus on maintaining its own standards and protecting everyone from the idiocies of government and bureaucrats. I rather think that is what patients would expect also. Individual doctors can take whatever view they want on climate change, but maybe while they are working as doctors they should refrain from sixth form "activism".
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