Latest A GP Stories

2008-08-28 06:01:09

By SHAN ROSS A GP who gave sleeping pills to a suicidal patient will be allowed to retain his practice, health officials ruled last night. But Dr Iain Kerr, 61, was suspended from practising medicine for six months after prescribing the tablets to a retired businesswoman considering suicide. The doctor was found guilty of misconduct following a hearing by the General Medical Council (GMC) last month and faced having the contract for his Glasgow practice terminated. NHS Greater...

2008-07-01 00:14:23

A GP who witnessed the birth of the NHS in 1948 will be speaking on Friday at a special service at Beverley Minster to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Alexandra Wood spoke to him. HE may have retired more than 20 years ago but when Michael Whiting, 91, goes for a stroll near his old surgery in South Cave he still bumps into patients who greet him with "Hello Doctor." Dr Whiting is one of a handful of GPs left who witnessed the huge changes the coming of the National Health Service bought....

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'