Some time ago, I received a phone call from a GP who explained he had a ‘VIP patient’ who would like to see me.
My hackles rose because as far as I’m concerned, there aren’t VIP patients, just patients.
In fact, over the past year, only 38 referrals have been made, and of these only 18 were found to have undergone FGM.
Eleven of those were classed as Type 4 — ‘a nick or cut has been made leaving little or no scarring’.
Your efforts to explore this topic are part of what makes your blog so special.
I mean, really, is there anything you won’t discuss?
Earlier this year, there was a farcical prosecution against an NHS doctor because he stitched up a mother who’d just given birth.