From the Herald of Doom‘s own Health Crisis Correspondent:
DENTAL leaders have questioned why routine NHS treatment is being restarted amid a spike in coronavirus, as they warned that patients should not expect a return to normality. Dentists told the Herald on Sunday that NHS waiting times are “going to shoot through the roof” amid a cap on patient numbers, and that six-monthly check ups are unlikely to ever return.
Who are these dental leaders? Well it’s Phil Taylor, ‘Dean’ of the Royal College of Surgeons and David McColl, ‘chair’ of the British Dental Association’s (BDA) Scottish Dental Committee.
Wow! I give up or do I? They certainly have great titles. I don’t suppose we can ask important folk like that what their evidence is, can we?
Who among the Scottish Government advisers can compete with those guys.
Let me think.
There is that Professor Leitch guy who is probably telling Nicola what’s best. He’s a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons (England). He has a doctorate from the University of Glasgow (2004), a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University (2006) and is a fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2004) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2004).
Quite a lot of recent and relevant qualifications and experience, yes? He’s not just a dentist. Yes, I saw that ‘England’ in there and I know he’s not a Dean.
In the real world of universities (what?) to be a ‘chair’ or a ‘Dean’, you needed a PhD, years of research publication and maybe of running a research committee or six. I was a Dean for a year back in nineteen-canteen so I now declare myself Dean of the Tusker Faculty of Journalism Research at the Low Green in Ayr and chair of the Faculty Journalism Ethics Committee. OK the last one’s going too far. Journalism ethics? Aye right.
Could they just stop doing private work and put their shoulders to the wheel for the good folk whose taxes paid for their training in the first place?