curiouswombat: (notes from a small island)
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At the beginning of 2011 there was something of a scandal on the small island - a GP was summarily removed from a practice by his partners with no notice, and no explanation except to reassure everyone that it had nothing to do with his medical skills.

There were rumours of theft, or sexual shenanigans, he was interviewed by the police; and then it went quiet and he disappeared off the radar.

However, this morning, on the local news we found out what had been going on back then, from reports of his hearing in front of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal of the General Medical Council.

Here is a link to the story.

Read down to his apology in the next to last paragraph - clearly his laptop drove him to it... it tempted him... he couldn't resist...

S2C is now worried in case his ever exerts such influence over him one night, as he does sometimes take it to work to write in his breaks.
location: on the small island
Mood:: 'amused' amused
There are 42 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
posted by [identity profile] at 07:15pm on 03/10/2012
LOL! Yeah... those wily laptops, forcing people to do bad things.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:24pm on 03/10/2012
Naughty, naughty, laptop...

I really don't think the other partners would have been exactly ecstatic if he had done it in a different setting, either, to be honest!
posted by [identity profile] at 07:40pm on 03/10/2012
Hee! Poor S2C is going to have to resist! Or, you know, leave the laptop home...

posted by [identity profile] at 08:04pm on 03/10/2012
Yep - 'cause otherwise he'll be there talking to a customer and suddenly he'll have this urge to drop his trousers and... oops!
posted by [identity profile] at 07:50pm on 03/10/2012
Tsk, tsk... it's just sad how those computers can slap us around and make us do naughty things...
posted by [identity profile] at 08:05pm on 03/10/2012
One minute he's writing out a prescription for some elderly gentleman's blood pressure medication and... whoops!
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posted by [personal profile] jerusha at 08:01pm on 03/10/2012
Well, that's a new one. Apparently, Skynet really is controlling us...
posted by [identity profile] at 08:07pm on 03/10/2012
Yep! The perfect defence... or perhaps not!
posted by [identity profile] at 08:02pm on 03/10/2012
That naughty tempting laptop!
posted by [identity profile] at 08:09pm on 03/10/2012
There he was in the surgery, thinking about patients, and then that naughty, naughty, webcam took over his brain...
posted by [identity profile] at 08:07pm on 03/10/2012
Oh noes. I have *two* laptops.

posted by [identity profile] at 08:11pm on 03/10/2012
Yep - totally doooomed... without you having any control over yourself at all, you'll get this urge to become a naughty you-tube star...
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posted by [identity profile] at 08:13pm on 03/10/2012
Yes - definitely the laptop's fault and it has been a very naughty influence. Why are some men so proud about satisfying themselves that they have to have proof and then send that to someone?!?!? "look what I can do" ...... *eyeroll*
posted by [identity profile] at 08:39pm on 03/10/2012
They are such a bad influence, these laptops.

Although there was a sense not only of "look what I can do" - but "look where I can do it..."!

And yet, how very unsexy a doctor's consulting room is - and if he thought otherwise I'm remarkably glad he wasn't my GP!
posted by [identity profile] at 08:22pm on 03/10/2012
Good heavens! A very 21st century predicament!
posted by [identity profile] at 08:41pm on 03/10/2012
Yes because, of course, if you take your laptop to work it will tempt you to 'commit acts of indecency' as the more polite local news site put it... Not a problem his predecessors ever had!
posted by [identity profile] at 08:25pm on 03/10/2012
Good Heavens! I'm happy to report that the worse my laptop has ever tempted me to do is buy dresses from ebay and it might me me to blame not the laptop!
posted by [identity profile] at 08:44pm on 03/10/2012
Oh Linda - I've just got a mental image of Dr Smith sitting at his desk in a nice dress from E-bay! It is a much better mental image than I would get if I accidentally imagined what he was actually up to - which I am managing not to, thank goodness!
posted by [identity profile] at 08:38pm on 03/10/2012
"My laptop made me do it" Why, yes. A well-known and recognized defense for any number of things. I've used it myself. Evil things - laptops....
posted by [identity profile] at 08:45pm on 03/10/2012
Nasty evil minded objects that force people into all sorts of unpleasant things that they would never think of themselves!
posted by [identity profile] at 08:43pm on 03/10/2012
There was a doctor sacked from my surgery for hiding a camera under the toilet rim and making films of his girlfriend going to the toilet. She reported him to the police and they found that the camera also filmed her kids and anyone else who used it. He was struck off. He was a crap doctor so the GMC's decision probably saved a few lives.

He blamed his laptop rather than himself - well that devious laptop needs to be struck off too lol
posted by [identity profile] at 08:47pm on 03/10/2012
I think that is even worse - but wonder now if there is some conspiracy to give doctors evil, mind-controlling, laptops...
posted by [identity profile] at 08:53pm on 03/10/2012
I wonder if female doctors are at risk as well. You never hear of them being struck off because of evil laptops.
posted by [identity profile] at 08:57pm on 03/10/2012
You never hear of them being struck off because of evil laptops.

Good point... perhaps we are more lap-top resistant. Or, you know, less stupid!
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posted by [identity profile] at 08:55pm on 03/10/2012
He made films of people going to the toilet?? That really is disturbing ...
posted by [identity profile] at 09:02pm on 03/10/2012
Yes he did. I stopped going to him because he I considered him dangerous - he had a set of stock diagnoses according to sex and age and never deviated from them. I never thought he would do anything like that though.
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posted by [identity profile] at 08:54pm on 03/10/2012
Naughty laptop! But seriously, why can't people take responsibility for their own actions?
posted by [identity profile] at 08:59pm on 03/10/2012
Absolutely. "I wouldn't have been tempted to sit in my consulting room wanking if I hadn't been able to film it," seems to me to be a very poor excuse...
posted by [identity profile] at 09:14pm on 03/10/2012
Oh my. Somewhere in there must be a wickedly funny double entendre about laptops and men fiddling with their junk but I'm too tired today to figure it out...
posted by [identity profile] at 09:20pm on 03/10/2012
Yes - it's more the content of the lap than the content of the laptop that he should be blaming! Not to mention the contents of his brain. Stupid man.
Edited Date: 2012-10-03 09:25 pm (UTC)
posted by [identity profile] at 09:35pm on 03/10/2012
Oh dear...
Most people have said what I think here but HOW could he be SO stupid?
And we all know that laptops, cell phones and such are OF THE DEVIL.
posted by [identity profile] at 09:47pm on 03/10/2012
Yes - it was really, really, stupid behaviour. I mean, fine in the privacy of your own home - but in the not-privacy of a consulting room in a busy GP practice whilst at work?

But his demonic laptop drove him to it, so that's all right... or not!
posted by [identity profile] at 09:44pm on 03/10/2012

Laptops are wicked and eviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil, Precioussssssssssssssssssss. Yes, they are.
posted by [identity profile] at 09:48pm on 03/10/2012
Totally - he clearly had no choice in the matter!
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posted by [identity profile] at 10:17pm on 03/10/2012
Jedi Laptop!
posted by [identity profile] at 07:20am on 04/10/2012
Because, you know, he would never have thought of doing something so stupid himself...
posted by [identity profile] at 11:44pm on 03/10/2012
posted by [identity profile] at 07:21am on 04/10/2012

I guess it could have been worse - but really...!
posted by [identity profile] at 03:54am on 04/10/2012
::dies laughing::
posted by [identity profile] at 07:22am on 04/10/2012
The stupid, it hurts!
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posted by [personal profile] shapinglight at 12:09pm on 04/10/2012
That laptop is obviously a shameless hussy.
posted by [identity profile] at 04:48pm on 04/10/2012
It is, quite clearly, a total laptrollope!


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