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Monk's moments: In the real world – tales of three patients

I originally wrote this piece for the ‘save Bedford Hospital campaign’ website; its appearance there so enraged the Medical Director of our Trust that he threatened me with disciplinary action – don’t worry though, he’s easily provoked. I thought the readers of Dermatology in practice might be interested to read what had so enraged him. Politicians keep telling us how wonderful the reforms to the NHS have been, but how do they affect patients in the real world? Let me tell you three illustrative tales, which all happened at the same recent outpatient clinic, and then you can judge for yourself.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(3): 31–31
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