I'm late in picking this up, but there's a terrible rumour on NHS Blog Doctor about Dr Crippen. He hasn't blogged since October and there's an announcement in the comments of his last post from someone claiming to be a partner at his practice.
There is no easy way to say this, but the doctor known as 'John' or 'Crippen' passed away in a road traffic accident mid-October. Although I appreciate the esteem in which many of you obviously held him, I must ask that the emails cease as of now - they are all redirected to our mail server and this is causing some difficulty.Someone tell me this is a sick joke, please.
This said, I thank all who visit here for their support of our dear, and much missed colleague.
Kind regards, Dr.P.
Similar pleas on Cal's blog and Doctor Anonymous.