Sunday, August 10, 2008

Back from the shadows

Following a nudge from Calavera, I've decided to return following a prolonged break from blogging. There is plenty out there pissing me off....
Let's start with Bacon.

A new website has been set up that allows patients/stalkers/disgruntled colleagues/any old lunatic to write anything they want about individual doctors. The doctors themselves have no power to reply or edit any of the comments.
There is no doubt that appraisal is key to maintaining good medical practice. However, there are already a multitude of ways to ensure that this occurs. I presume that Dr Bacon has had his head stuck in a trough feeding on self-publicity for so long that he hasn't heard of multi-source feedback.

My only source of hope is that someone sues this self-appointed GMC-wannabe for libel before his website ruins someone's career. Funnily enough I couldn't find Neil Bacon on the list of doctors that have been reviewed so far. It would be a shame if people started leaving anonymous comments questioning his clinical acumen/ethical values/sexual orientation/ appearance/smell/etc. His new system is clearly open to abuse.

If you are concerned about this new development, please go and support this site.

I don't want your "great care" Dr Bacon. I just want colleagues who won't stab me in the back. The GMC and BMA do enough of that already. Oink Oink.

12 comments:

Deb said...

I will definitely link you again. So happy you are back in the blogworld!

angel, jr. said...

Hi, welcome back!!

Deb Acle (aka Barely human now) said...

Welcome back...as a relative newbie to the blogosphere, yours was a blog that I read and enjoyed when I first started. I was sorry that you weren't still posting!

The events of the last week or so demonstrate well how blogpowers can change things for the better.

So I hope you're back at least for a good while!
Deb

The Tudor Rose said...

Dude!!!! You're back!!!! Yay!!!

Calavera said...

You're back! You're back, you're back, you're back!

I take credit for your reappearance!

Have you had an invite to view my blog? I don't know if you have or not... let me know by leaving a comment here... I've gone private for the time being, see...

Calavera said...

Oh, and I think that website is a pile of piss... although, have you seen Iwantgreatbacon?? HILARIOUS!

Dr Vegas said...

Thanks everyone - it feels good to be back! This blog is a sort of psychological shoulder to lean on for me...

Calavera - don't think I've had an invite yet.

Henry North London said...

Good to see you back

Im back aswell... Not content anymore...

Henry North London said...

I tried to leave feedback for Bacon

And a few others and it got wiped...

Have linked to you now from Henry North London, I don't link anything to Musings much

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