Intended for healthcare professionals

Monk's moments: Let’s be more gung-ho!

I would be rather upset if anyone described me as being gung-ho. I have always taken the expression to imply a rather reckless bravado or behaviour, which fails to take into account the realities of a situation. Indeed, in my less charitable moments, it could even be an expression that I might apply to some of the more cavalier health service managers one encounters in the brave new NHS (though not, I hasten to add, at Bedford Hospital).
Dermatology in practice 2006; 14(2): 27–27
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