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Nurse Ratchet has flown?

28th November 2006

A few weeks ago a new blog appeared on the scene; the first to be written by a nurse and with a no-holds barred approach to content. At last, an NHS blog with bite...

But it wasn't to be, it seems. Only a few entries in, Nurse Ratchet managed to upset the entire GP community after making what might in retrospect be seen as an ill-advised comment about the quality of diagnosis provided to a patient referred to her (his?) A&E department.

When I last looked, there were over 200 comments from irate doctors questioning Nurse Ratchet's clinical competence and safety standards - and not all of them were polite. In fact the totality of the comments amounted to more than the entire blog content at that point; I wish we got 200 comments on our articles!

Anyway, Nurse Ratchet has either been removed or scared off because the blog appears to have vanished just as quickly as it appeared. Instead it has been replaced by a virus (thank you to Rose, one of our registered users, for picking this up). The domain is still there but the content isn't. We'll keep checking to see if Nurse Ratchet re-emerges and make the link live again if the blog re-appears. But it might go some way to explaining why no one in the NHS is blogging; it's just too risky!


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