Let's take a break from revision together, folks, and take a look at ol' Crocky's letter. In it he simultaneously plays both hero AND villain (a feat previously only managed by President Bush --Ed). He says "The principles of MMC are laudable and I stand by them. More patients should be treated by trained doctors, rather than doctors in training."
Forgive me, for I am but a humble overworked medic, not blessed by the abundance of brain cells required for a position of such great responsibility, but I fail to see how exactly we are supposed to GET trained doctors unless we LET doctors-in-training treat patients.
However towards the end he nicely states "But the overriding message coming back from the profession is that it has lost confidence in the current recruitment system." There we go. At least he's acknowledged that doctors don't bloody like MMC, without resorting to the whole ignore-doctors-won't-apologise-lalala-I-can't-hear-you stance of the Department of Health. If he stepped down in genuine protest at how the system is treating doctors in such a haphazard manner, and if he is not a traitor like the complaint lodged against him suggests, then he is truly worthy of applause.
So c'mon, folks, join me in celebrating by putting this on repeat on your playlist, courtesy of the brilliant DogHorse. Turn the volume up real loud - it's great for accompanying revision!