Is this the rudest doctor ever?
He’s been called Britain’s rudest doctor, and he certainly has a way with insults, describing patients as fat, stupid and even one military hopeful as “good cannon fodder”.
The unnamed doctor recorded the insults in patients’ medical records, referring to one of them as a “fat smoker” and another as being pregnant just for the social security benefits.
He was dobbed in to the UK’s medical regulator, the General Medical Council (GMC), after colleagues inspected his medical records, according to the Sun newspaper.
Among the slurs recorded in his patient’s notes was one describing a patient’s mental health problems as being due to “stupidity, not depression”.
In another patient’s records he wrote: “Liked me ’cos I didn’t ridicule her for being a fat smoker — even though she is.”
The GMC reportedly said he was not a risk to patient safety and could continue to practise.