Meet the NHS patient representative who seems to have a problem with women

Margaret McCartney’s post, to which this is link, effectively demolishes all of Goss’ complaints, based on her own personal experience as a doctor and a working mum. I always understood that doctors, including women, worked punishingly long hours. Indeed, I can remember a BBC drama about it, set in a hospital, which showed exhausted medical staff working long shifts, and grabbing what sleep they could when they could. Where Goss got his ideas from I really don’t know. Possibly the Daily Mail.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

Meet Roger Goss from an organisation called Patient Concern:

roger goss

Goss has been popping up all over the news today telling us that allowing women to have better access to the morning-after-pill will promote promiscuity.

Unfortunately for us, Goss is not only co-founder of Patient Concern. He also serves on various Department of Health, NHS and medical Royal College committees and working groups as a ‘respected’ representative of patients’ rights.

That would be our rights.

But Goss doesn’t just seem to have a problem with women patients when it comes to trusting ‘them’ with contraception. He also thinks women don’t make good GPs (in his own words):

……..about half of GPs are women, they only want to work Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

More about that in this excellent blog post on Goss by Margaret McCartney:

Sorry Roger

It seems Mr Goss doesn’t just have a…

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