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Planet Rachael: the danger of making assumptions

In the ‘new normal’, we must not assume that virtual consultations are accessible to all
Two salesmen on a train

In the ‘new normal’, we must not assume that virtual consultations are accessible to all

Want to hear Rachael’s current favourite joke?

Two salesmen get on a train, both carrying sample cases, one accompanied by a small child. The one without a child asks the other what they sell and he replies: ‘Condoms’.

‘Is it appropriate to be selling condoms with your son in tow?’ he asks.

‘Oh, this isn't my son,’ comes the reply, ‘he’s a complaint from Bristol.’

Assumptions can be dangerous

Reader, please beware of assumptions. In healthcare it is downright dangerous, for example, to assume that your doctor’s walled certificates are from an institution more prestigious than the university of life, that someone has marked the correct body part for removal, or

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