Another piece for our “You couldn’t make this s*** up!!!” filing cabinet. Extracts:
Doctors have been told to hang rainbow flags in their waiting rooms to make them more welcoming to gay and transgender patients.
In addition to displaying the symbol, NHS policy advisers also want medics to be given lessons on how to speak to sexual minorities so they do not cause offence. [J4MB: Because doctors have a reputation for saying to gay men, “Here, you’re not one of those shirt-lifters, are you? We’ll have none of those in this clinic!!!”]
But Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen blasted: “You would have thought doctors would have higher priorities than pandering to the PC brigade — particularly when the NHS is under so much pressure.”
Tory colleague Philip Davies said: “If they spent as much time on treating patients and less time flexing their politically correct muscles, they might get somewhere.”
The guidance on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is in a monthly journal sent to more than 50,000 docs and researchers.
Prof Kamila Hawthorne, of the Royal College of GPs, said: “We want all patients to feel welcome.
“If surgeries find that displaying a rainbow symbol in their practice encourages LGBT patients to seek medical attention when they need it, then that’s a good thing.” [J4MB: Madness on stilts. Why would the silly bat imagine rainbow symbols might have that impact? Do gay men and lesbians requiring medical attention currently walk into doctors’ waiting rooms, then storm out if they don’t see rainbow flags hung there?]