Allergists said they should be scratched...

FOLLOWING the recent speech by the health minister, the BMA held a meeting to discuss the proposed changes.

The Allergists said they should be scratched but the Dermatologists advised against rash moves.

The Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a bit of a nerve; the Obstetricians felt they were labouring under a misconception and the Ophthalmologists considered the ideas to be short-sighted.

Pathologists yelled: “Over my dead body!” while the Paediatricians said: “Oh, grow up!”

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness and the Radiologists said they could see right through it; A&E specialists thought it was an accident waiting to happen.

Surgeons were fed up with the cuts and decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.

ENT Specialists couldn’t swallow it and just wouldn’t hear of it.

The Pharmacologists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow and the Plastic Surgeons thought this ‘put a whole new face on the matter…’

Podiatrists thought it was a step forward but Urologists were p-ssed off with the whole idea.

The Anaesthetists thought the whole thing was a gas, but Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.

In the end the Proctologists won out leaving the whole things up to those …. (people) in London.

Jim McCulloch

(With apologies!)

Newlands Lane, Chichester