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From choices to a tall story

From Dr Paul Salomon

London N11

A computer search of the White Paper 'Your Health, Your Care, Your Say' reveals a grand total of 233 words based on the concept of 'choice'.

These are: choice (141), choices (31), choose (33), choosing (23), chosen


· From Dr FM Hirji

Hemel Hempstead

A high court judge has ruled that Dr Malik's suspension by the PCT was unfair, unlawful and breached human rights (News, 23 March).

It shows the PCT acted in a heavy-handed, incompetent and bureaucratic manner. Dr Malik should bring a civil action against the employees who suspended him.

· From Dr AQ Brohi

London E11

The patient information leaflet for Movicol Paediatric Plain states: 'If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding you should talk to your doctor...'

Doesn't anyone check these leaflets?

· FromDr Neil R Smith

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Here's a crazy GANFYD as requested (News, 23 March).

A 6ft 6in man came from the travel agent asking for a note to prove his height so he could get extra legroom on a flight!

I'm not sure why one needs a medical degree to assess height.

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