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I can’t be the fall guy any more


Phil, I've never doubted your dedication to your hilarious column, but really this time you've gone too far. Flat on your back, wired to a heart monitor, breathless and exhausted, with a fair chance of more bad news to come. This is all just some giant metaphor for the state of the profession, isn't it? Clearly there are no depths you won't plumb. Seriously though, I want to thank you. In my 8 years since qualifying you have been a voice of sanity, of hope, and of reassurance that in silently shaking my head at the absurdity of it all a dozen times a day I am not alone. You were in my ear when the statin denouncer came in waiving the Daily Wail, or the snotty child was dragged along for the umpteenth time by a mother unable to comprehend what "self limiting" meant. And now, my friend, it's time to hang up the guessing tubes and put your feet up. Nothing is worth the stroke you lumber manfully towards. Chuck it in, smile sweetly as you toss the resignation grenade, and jet off for some sangria, safe in the knowledge that the system has failed you, not the other way around. It needs to be someone else's problem now, Phil.

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30 May 2015

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